Springwood Infant and

Junior School Federation

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Springwood Federation April24-October24 School Dinner Menu

Springwood Federation Autumn/Winter Menu November - March 2024

All pupils have the option of a hot dinner (Red = meat option, Yellow = vegetarian option and Green = jacket potato option) or they can bring in a packed lunch from home. We do request that there are no nuts, chocolate or crisps included and would encourage a variety of healthy options across the week.

HC3S can provide special diets for pupils with allergies and intolerances. Special diets are provided for pupils with a medical problem, not just a dislike of certain food. HC3S will require medical evidence confirming your child’s allergy.


Our standard primary school menu is nut free. Our ingredients are manufactured in a nut free environment so all children can eat our standard menu without having to register for a special diet.


Parents will need to complete the form and take it to their doctors for signing. Once completed, please return it to school whereby we will scan the form and email it directly to HC3S. There is normally a 10 school day turnaround before the menu is created. School will be in touch once this has been received to agree implementation of the special diet.

The Eatwell Guide shows the different types of foods and drinks we should consume – and in what proportions – to have a healthy, balanced diet.


The Eatwell Guide shows the proportions of the main food groups that form a healthy, balanced diet:

• Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day

• Base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates; choosing wholegrain versions where possible

• Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks); choosing lower fat and lower sugar options

• Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins (including 2 portions of fish every week, one of which should be oily)

• Choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts

• Drink 6-8 cups/glasses of fluid a day If consuming foods and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar have these less often and in small amounts.

Free School meal Eligibility:

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2023.


You can check eligibility through the HC3S Website below