From September 2019 all school meals will be provided by an external provider and delivered to Beechcroft on a daily basis.
Following a thorough tender process we are able to announce that the new provider will be a company called 'Local Food Links'. Local Food Links have been trading for over 13 years, and already provide meals to 54 schools in Dorset, via their four specialist hub kitchens.
Pupils in our Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2 classes will still receive a free hot meal every day and KS2 pupils who are entitled to a free school meal will also benefit from this wonderful opportunity, to avoid the need for a home packed lunch.
It is especially important that parents of all 'free meal' children submit menu choices when asked, by the specified deadlines. If menu choices are not made, meals will not be prepared for your child and your child will therefore not have a meal ready for them at lunch time. Local Food Links have provided individual access code and website link for each child, this was sent home with the information booklets - please use this code to access the online ordering system.
Parents of KS2 children can also buy a hot meal, but those who prefer to have a home packed lunch please remember that you need to ensure lunch is provided every day, as we will no longer have the facility to feed children who have forgotten to bring their lunches to school.