Brookfield has managed its own kitchens since 2005, and the midday meal is prepared in our own kitchen. There are two choices of main dish, (one a vegetarian option and an additional fish option most days), a selection of vegetables, salads and puddings including yogurt fresh fruit. Our school has achieved Healthy School Status, partly as a result of our fantastic food and consistently receives 5 stars for its Food Hygiene Rating.
The menu is revised regularly, taking children’s preferences into account. Older children act as Lunch Buddies to support the younger children and ensure smooth running in the lunch hall.
Updates to menu during COVID
(Last updated 29/06/20)
Monday (Meat Free Mondays)
Macaroni Cheese and Salad
Vegetarian Wraps and Salad
Rice and Vegetarian Curry
Tuna and Pasta
Brown Rice and Mediterranean Lamb Stew
Couscous and Mediterranean Vegetarian Stew
Chicken Parmagiana and Potato Wedges
Vegetarian Quiche and Baked Beans
Vegetarian Pizza and Sweet Corn
Fish and Potato Wedges
All served with seasonal salads and a choice of vegetables. Desserts contain as little sugar as possible. Yogurt and fresh fruit is offered daily as an alternative dessert.
Children may bring packed lunches, which should be brought in a small labelled, robust lunchbox (not a rucksack) and may include the following: filled sandwiches or bread rolls, samosas, chapatis, pasta, rice, salad, fresh fruit and vegetables, yoghurt and a plain biscuit or a plain piece of cake. Sweets, chocolate, crisps, and soft drinks are not allowed. Water is always available.
Payment for meals.
School meals currently cost £2.40 per day. This charge increases each year in April. Payment may be made either online (please see link below) or by either cash or cheque, payable to Brookfield School, weekly, monthly or half-termly.
If you would like to use the online facility you should contact the office staff who will give you a letter containing a unique identifier and instructions on how to register. Once registered you can then use this link to make online payments.
If you are paying by cash or cheque, either pay at the office, or send the money with your child in a sealed envelope. As we manage our own kitchens, and non-payment has to be met out of the education budget, we are not able to allow large arrears. We expect payment to be made in full by the end of each half term. Children may switch between school meals and packed lunches at the end of a half-term only. Please inform the office of the change as soon as possible and by the first day back at the latest.
Free school meals are currently available for children whose families receive Income Support, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance, Child Tax Credits. Applications must be made online to www.camden.gov.uk/fsm. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 also receive free school meals funded by the government.