School Meals

We use a catering company called Dolce to provide the school meals at Noremarsh. This is the same caterer that is used by Wootton Bassett Infants. More information can be provided by the school office.

All meals are booked and paid for online using the “School Grid” app

Noremarsh Lunches Policy

Healthy Luchbox Ideas

At Noremarsh we encourage our children to have healthy lunchboxes to keep them sustained throughout the day.

If children opt to bring a packed lunch, please make sure that it is in line with our healthy eating policy and ideally should not contain chocolate, sweets and fizzy drinks.

Lunch should supply approximately one third of the daily energy requirements your child needs, as well as a third of protein, carbohydrate, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Try to include:

One protein rich food such as fish, meat, eggs, poultry, tofu, pulses/beans or houmous

One carbohydrate food such as wholemeal or granary bread, pasta, oatcakes or rice. Try wholemeal/brown ‘complex’ carbohydrates as they release sugar much slower to help give children sustained energy

One preferably two portions of fresh fruit or dried fruit

One dairy food or calcium rich food such as cheese, yogurt, milk

One portion of salad or vegetables such as carrot sticks, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, or a good amount of salad in a sandwich 

200-300ml of water or unsweetened fruit juice

Choose one from this list:

Wholemeal pittas with grated cheese and tomato or soft cheese and cucumber

Wholemeal sandwiches with tuna, mayo and cucumber

Wholemeal or white pasta twirls with tomato and vegetable sauce

Brown/white rice salad with tinned salmon, tomatoes, cucumber & spring onion

Homemade soup in flask and wholemeal or granary roll

Small pot of houmous with wholemeal/white pitta, oatcakes or breadsticks and chopped cucumber, peppers, carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes

Tinned tuna/salmon or chicken or egg salad with lots of crunchy vegetables

Tortilla wraps with avocado and chicken salad or any of the above fillings

Chicken drumstick with crunchy salad (peppers, carrots, lettuce, cherry tomatoes)

Choose two from this list (preferably one or two fruit and one vegetable):

Fresh fruit salad (minimum 3 different pieces)

Two pieces of whole fruit – try smaller sized

One portion of dried fruit and one fresh fruit

Cherry tomatoes

Raw carrot sticks

Cucumber stick

Celery sticks

Calcium rich foods:

Cheese cubes

Natural yoghurt with fresh fruit to add in

Fruit yoghurt

Small carton of milk

Healthier Extras/Snacks:

Flapjack with seeds and dried fruit

Small pack of dried fruit

Plain popcorn

Rice cakes (plain or flavoured)

Blueberry or fruit muffin

Mini oatcakes with houmous

Boiled egg (children like to shell them themselves)

Seed mix – pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds with raisins


Include a bottle of still water in your child’s packed lunch. We usually only allow water to drink. Soft/fizzy/fruit juice drinks are not allowed as they are packed with sugar and often colourings, additives, preservatives and aspartame (a sugar substitute), which can become addictive and affect moods. They are also very messy and sticky to clear up if spilt.

Unhealthy Lunchbox

Avoid processed foods in your child’s lunch box as they are high in sugar, saturated fats, salt and often have chemical additives, preservatives, colourings and sugar substitutes that can change children’s behaviour and can prevent them from concentrating.

Things to avoid are:

Crisps – high in fat, salt and often contains monosodium glutamate

MSG Sweets – high in sugar and colourings

Soft/fizzy/fruit based drinks – high in sugar, colourings and or aspartame (a sugar substitute)

Chocolate – high in fat and sugar

Oat cakes, Rice cakes Sweets (mints, chewing gum, fruit pastels, liquorice, toffees, marsh mallows)
Yogurts Crisps
Dried Fruits – raisins, mangos, apricots, etc Chocolate
Unsweetened fruit juice Fizzy/Soft Drinks
Cereal bars without any Hydrogenated Fats. Oat bars are best. Fruit muffins, carrot cakes, flapjacks Colourings, Hydrogenated Fats, Monosodium Glutamate MSG, Aspartame

IMPORTANT: Please can you not send any nuts or peanut butter into school as some children are allergic to them.


Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack in for breaktime, such as fruit or vegetables. This includes dried fruits such as raisins.

We are always conscious of the environmental impact of additional packaging being brought into school and the littering this can cause on our site. Where possible please avoid excess plastic bags and wrappers.

Please do not send crisps, chocolate or biscuits for breaktime snack.

Water Bottles

We encourage all children to bring a water bottle into school each day.

These should be kept in the classroom for easy access and can be taken outside during break and lunchtimes so that water can be drunk during these times of physical activity.

Each class teacher will have their own system for where water bottles are stored in class, depending on the age of the children and the classroom layout. Children are encouraged to have water at the beginning and end of lessons, rather than in the middle, to avoid disruptions to learning.

Water bottles should only contain still water. If a child is reluctant to drink plain water, this is something we want to overcome as its health benefits are enormous. There are a water bottles available with a section for fresh fruit infusions and this is a fun and colourful way to entice your child to drink water.

Please note: No fizzy drinks, fruit cordials, fruit juices or flavoured waters are allowed. Not only do they cause a sticky mess if spilt or if the bottle leaks in a child’s bag but they often contain sugar, colourings, additives, preservatives and aspartame (a sugar substitute), which can become addictive and affect moods. It is also not advisable for children to sip these drinks throughout the day as it can lead to tooth decay.

10p Toast

We offer 10p toast to the children at breaktimes. Children can buy a piece of tasty toast for 10p. This helps to keep children warm in the chillier days and months and is a healthy snack to keep them going from breakfast until lunchtime. Pupil premium children receive this free.