Welcome to the Parents' Portal

In this area you will find:

• Information on Gosden House Catering
• Information on School Menus
• Information about On-Line Payments – the Squid System
• Various Forms to print and complete, covering absences, parental consent and holiday absences

If you require any additional forms, please contact the office on 01483 892008

School Lunches

School Lunches at Gosden are a family affair. Children remain on the same table for the academic year, each table being a mix of children from different classes. Head of the table is usually a member of staff or a senior girl who collects the trays of food from the kitchen and serves up to the children on the table.

Children are encouraged to wait until everyone has been served before starting. We all say the school prayer.

We encourage a wide range of healthy eating and our meals are cooked on site.

We aim to help children to use a knife and fork properly and observe good table manners.

Lunches are now provided by Commercial Services. Should you require a copy of the menu please call Admin on 01483 892008.

Food Allergies

We are aware that some foods, such as nuts, gluten, eggs and dairy may cause food intolerances or allergic reactions.

PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF THE CATERING TEAM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT ALLERGENS OUR FOOD CONTAINS.

At present, our suppliers cannot guarantee that all products supplied are nut free as products may be produced in premises where nuts are present.

On 13th December 2014 the EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation comes into force. The legislation requires any caterer providing "loose food" ie not pre-packed to provide information to customers of allergenic ingredients within dishes. There are 14 allergens that need to be identified if they are used as ingredients in a dish. From January 2015, when the new Spring/Summer menu is launched, the information regarding the 14 allergens for the three week menu cycle will be available to parents, or anyone who requires the information, by visiting www.myschoollunch.co.uk/surrey. More information regarding the new Food Allergens' regulations is available at http://www.food.gov.uk/science/allergy-intolerance/label.

A special diet request form is available from the school office, or you can download it here, and must be completed and approved prior to the provision of a special diet. This will ensure that individual dietary requirements are catered for correctly.

Squid Payments

Parents and Carers are able to pay online for school activities, school trips, clubs, and school meals. You can pay through a secure website called Squid using your credit or debit card .

All parents are issued with a unique login number which you then use to create your username and password. If any parent does not have these details please contact the school office on 01483 892008.

Squid is easy to use and you have the freedom to make payments whenever you want 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you pay, an email confirmation will be sent to you confirming the transaction has gone through. We hope that parents will find Squid a more secure, convenient and reliable option for both them and their child.

The school still accepts payment by cash and cheque but we are encouraging as many parents as possible to use Squid. This will reduce administration and create more time to lend to educational support and the smooth running of the school and will enable us to improve our services to parents.

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