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Curwen Primary School



Children may go home at lunchtime or they may stay at school and have a packed lunch or a school dinner. Children going home for lunch should leave the premises at 12:00 through the school office. Children should not return until 5 minutes before the start of afternoon school to the school office.

Please scroll down for our school menu. This is on a 3-week rotation, and children have a choice of meat, fish, vegetarian or a jacket potato each day. They can also have salad and there is water or milk to drink.

Healthy Packed Lunch

Children are welcome to bring a packed lunch to school if they do not like the school dinners. We often encourage children who are packed lunch every day to have try the school dinners (and have their packed lunch as a back-up!) to try new things. Please ensure that the meal is in a packed lunch box which is clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. 

School Lunch

All pupils are entitled to a free school meal in Newham. The meals are provided by Juniper and Halal meat is used at all times. If your child has special dietary requirements please inform us and we will pass the details to the cook.

Free School Meals  

Every primary child in Newham receives a free school meal.

Although all pupils now receive a free meal it is essential that parents continue to update their eligibility as this may affect other things such as when children go on educational visits.

All families need to complete the ‘Eat For Free’ form on the Newham Website at:

Healthy schools

At Curwen we are very proud to be an accredited Healthy School Level 4. This is in recognition of the work we have done to promote Healthy lifestyle. This includes the provision of fruit snacks at morning playtime for Key stage 1 and encouraging children to bring in drinking water (in plastic bottles not glass) for use throughout the day. We have also worked closely with Juniper to ensure a healthy and balanced meal is provided. For more information regarding the menus please contact the school office.

We also provide a large number of opportunities for extra sporting activities at the school during lunch times and at the end of the day. Please see our notice boards or speak to a member of staff if you are interested in sending your children.

Useful links: Change4Life