Our school meals are prepared at Flint High School kitchen and served to the pupils from the servery in our school hall. Key Stage 3 and Sensory classes have lunch in the hall. Pupils are able to choose their own lunches and make excellent use of the PECS Communication System.
14-19 walk across to FHS each lunchtime where they access the cafeteria. All pupils have a choice and can choose their meal from:
- a traditional hot meal with meat and/or vegetarian choice
- a salad or pasta
- a selection of sandwiches/rolls
- jacket potatoes
- hot dessert and/or fresh fruit.
Pupils are encouraged to bring cash in at the beginning of a week for our "cashless system". Pupils are supported to enter the monies into the system using their own unique fingerprint sign-in system. When pupils choose their lunch, the payment is then "taken away" from their account by again using their fingerprint. (Obviously any pupil eligible for Free school meals will have amounts credited to the system)
The three week menu is made available for parents at the start of each term so that parents can inform staff of any particular dietary restrictions if the child is unable to communicate that information themselves. Ysgol Maes Hyfryd Staff support the pupils in developing their social skills and also monitor the variety of food they choose to encourage a healthy balanced diet. Pupils who prefer to bring a packed lunch will also eat in the school hall and may also buy drinks, fruit etc. from the servery.
Ysgol Maes Hyfryd supports healthy lifestyles and pupils are requested not to bring crisps, fizzy drinks and chocolate bars to school for snack or lunch. Parents are asked to support this policy.
The average cost of a two-course meal is £2.40 No more than £2.50 should be sent in daily.