School Meals

Healthy eating at Barlow Hall

At Barlow Hall our school’s award promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information for children and young people, increasing their understanding of their own health and empowering them to make informed decisions.

Children and young people flourish in a positive environment and when they are given a voice to influence whole-school decisions.

A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to help pupils do their best, raise levels of achievement, improve standards and create healthier, happier and safer learning environments

Our healthy eating policy outlines the following:

  • Children learn about the effects of eating and drinking on the body and especially the brain and learning.
  • Children have access to drinking water all day.
  • Children are only allowed to bring fruit, breadsticks and fruit juice into school for breaktimes. Crisps, sweets, chocolate and biscuits are not allowed.
  • At lunchtime our school meals are provided by Harrisons which follows all the recent recommendations around nutrition for children.
  • We ask that parents provide packed lunches which are nutritionally balanced. They must not contain sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks. Crisps, due to their salt content are not recommended by the Food Standards agency.
  • Of course we allow our children to have treats from time to time. We encourage parents to bring in healthy treats for celebrations, such as birthdays. We aim to provide our children with a balanced approach to eating.
  • Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any concerns. You must inform us of any food allergies or special dietary requirements that your child has.
  • A Food and Drink Policy is available on request for further details.


Payment for school meals should be made via the School Gateway App which can be downloaded from the APP store or Google Play.

How to use School Gateway