Thames Primary Academy use P&A for school meals. P&A are passionate about food. Since their formation in 1998 they have developed a reputation for great food and a first class service.
They only use the best ingredients from suppliers who treasure their ingredients as much as their chefs do. They support fair purchasing and always buy local produce whenever possible.
Their food passion is shared by everyone in P&A. A desire to deliver innovative food and service solutions to the highest standard is the driving force behind everything they do.
Over 80% of meals are freshly prepared from unprocessed ingredients and meals contain no undesirable food addatives or Tran’s fats.
Thames Primary Academy attach great importance to the provision of meals in our school and ensure that our meals are always healthy and balanced.
We have a dedicated team, who work hard to produce a wide variety of meals for both students and staff and all of our food is cooked fresh each day.
All children are supervised at lunchtimes by our Mid-Day Supervisors. From September 2014, as a result of DfE funding, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered a free school meal each day, unless you choose to opt out.
School meal options are as follows:-
- Have a school lunch – Cooked meals are available and served in the dining hall, cooked by our staff.
- Bring a packed lunch – Children may also bring their own packed lunch, which is also eaten in the dining hall. We actively encourage healthy eating and ask you to consider this when preparing your child’s lunch. Sweets are not allowed and chocolate should be limited to one small bar or biscuit. Nuts, or products containing nut traces, are not allowed as we have pupils with severe allergies. Most chocolate spreads contain nut traces, and therefore it is easier to say that none are allowed. Lunch should be packed in a lunchbox, which is clearly labelled with your child’s name. Drinks should be brought in a plastic flask or other unbreakable container for safety reasons, again clearly marked. Please do not send canned drinks or fizzy drinks.
P&A would like to introduce Boris the Beetroot. Boris is the newest addition to the P&A team. Boris is our Primary School Mascot, and he represents a healthy way of living.
Boris will help our younger customers make informed decisions on the nutritionally balanced menus we offer. Pupils at Thames will see a lot of Boris over the coming year.
The school operates a ‘cashless system’ for school meals, where students use cash to top up their balance.
‘ParentPay’ also allows you to check your balance and to see what a student is eating. A letter with full details on how to access ParentPay will be issued to you when your child starts our school.