Break and Lunchtimes
There is a morning breaktime at St Peter’s from 11 to 11.20am when students may go outside to play in the courtyard, sit in the main hall or make use of the on-site catering available in the gymnasium, which converts into a fully equipped dining hall, with seating for over 500 students.
At breaktime, students can buy snacks and drinks to eat it in the dining hall and at lunchtime there is a full canteen service with main meals, snacks, sandwiches, a salad bar and pasta bar in operation. Students who bring a packed lunch with them to school may eat it at tables in the main school hall or outside at the tables and benches in the courtyard.
The canteen operates a cashless payment system. Each student is allocated a personal account which can be topped up with cash in school, via School Gateway or a cheque made payable to Sodexo which is left in the box outside the kitchen door. Students pay for their meal with a PIN or can use a biometric finger scanner, if they prefer.
Students are only allowed to leave the school premises at lunchtime to go home if parents complete a lunch pass request form. The form should be returned to the Key Stage Office for approval before a lunch pass is issued. If students do go home they become the parents’ responsibility during the entire lunch period and must not return before 2.05pm. All other students must remain on the school site.
There are a large number of lunchtime clubs and activities which run in the school, at various times of year.