Pupils at Parkend School may have a cooked lunch in school or bring a packed lunch. Hot dinners are cooked by contract caterers Caterlink and are transported from Yorkley School to Parkend in insulated trays.
Children are encouraged to bring a healthy packed lunch. We do not allow fizzy drinks and discourage sweets and chocolates. Breakable drink containers are not permitted.
Pupils are assigned places at regular tables of mixed age range and supervised while they eat. Positive, polite eating behaviour is encouraged by the award of ‘Table of the Week’ and the winning table is specially decorated by the lunchtime staff. This reward has become much coveted among the competing tables!
A great advantage of Parkend School’s smaller size is that cooked and packed lunch pupils can all eat together in one communal lunch session.