School tours available on the first Wednesday of every month. Come along for a short talk from the Headteacher followed by a tour of the school. Book your place via the School Tours page. St Scholastica’s welcomes children of all faiths and none. You do not have to be a Catholic to attend our school.

School Dinners

The vast majority of our children have a school dinner. It is very important to us that the school dinners served here meet the very important quality and nutritional requirements set out by the government and, more importantly, our children and parents.

We work in close partnership with Ashlyn’s organic farm who have “a commitment to using locally sourced, organic where possible, and environmentally sound raw ingredients for our meals cooked entirely on school premises…” this is at the heart of ours and theirs vision, and practice.

To read more about Ashlyn’s please click here.
See below for our food allergens menu:
School dinners are priced at £2.10 per meal. All dinner money should be paid in advance using your Parent Pay account. If you have any problems with you Parent Pay account, please see the school office staff.

Dinners and Packed Lunches
All children stay in school during lunch time either to have school dinners or packed lunch. Please note that if children are having packed lunch there are certain food rules by which they must abide (see below).

We provide all children with a free school meal until the end of Year 2.

At the beginning of the school year parents/carers need to decide if they wish their children to receive school dinners or packed lunch. Once you have made a decision you may only change at the beginning of a half term. If you do wish to change your decision you must let the School Office know by the first day of the new half term.

Food rules
Children with packed lunches are not allowed to bring sweets, chocolate, glass bottles or cans in to the School. We are a Healthy School and promote healthy foods for lunches.

We encourage children at all lunch times to make a healthy choice and request that parents keep this in mind when providing a packed lunch for their child.

To ensure the health and safety of all, no food should be brought into school at any point that contain nuts or traces of nuts.

We also encourage children and parents to act in a sustainable way to ensure a positive future for all, and supports the aims of the UK Government to make all schools fully sustainable by 2020.

Why not bring a sustainable lunch to school? Here are some things to think about:

  • Where has the lunch and its contents been grown or produced? Is it local or has it come from overseas?
  • Has the lunch and its contents been sourced from a fair-trade producer?
  • Is the food organic or non-organic?
  • In choosing items to include in the lunch, what waste products will we be left with? Are they biodegradable, can they be recycled or will they have to be put into a landfill?
  • Pack your sustainable lunch into a reusable lunch container, so there is no need to use cling-film or tin-foil. Bring a drink in a reusable plastic drink bottle.

Due to a number of children having food allergies no food or sweets can be brought into school to be given to other children.

Free School Meals
If your child is entitled to free school meals you need to apply for them before the beginning of the academic year. We are unable to provide free school meals unless these have been authorised by Hackney Education. Applications can be online. Click here for the application page.

For more information on claiming your free school meals please contact:
Hackney Education, 1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ
Phone number: 020 8820 7000