Herts Catering Ltd (HCL) provide a pupil choice school meals service. Meals are pre-ordered by parents through SchoolGrid (https://app.schoolgrid.co.uk/). Please click here for more information about SchoolGrid. The school will arrange log in details to be issued to you. Copies of the menu are sent home and are also available on the school and HCL websites. If a child has a medically diagnosed allergy, you will need to apply for a special menu. Please visit the HCL website at https://specialmenu.hcl.co.uk/ for more information including details of the medical evidence required.
All meals are cooked to order and the daily menu includes hot and cold meals with a vegetarian option.
Children in the Reception and KS1 (Years 1 & 2) classes are currently entitled to a daily free school meal under the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) scheme. However, if you register for Free School Meals (FSM), the school can get extra money which we use to support the teaching and learning at Highover.
The cost for paid meals for KS2 pupils is set by HCL and is currently £3.15.
You can check whether you are eligible for FSM by following this link: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/free-school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx
Payment for meals must be made in advance and is payable online through SchoolGrid.
If you prefer, you may provide your own packed lunch in a suitable container marked with your child’s name. Please support our healthy eating policy by providing a healthy, balanced packed lunch.
Children eat in the dining hall with the rest of the school and a drink of water can be provided. If you bring a drink as part of the packed lunch please help us by not providing fizzy drinks, glass bottles or hot drinks.
We also operate a strict policy of no nectarines and no nuts of any kind including peanut butter.