This school needs educating in lunch time procedures, the children will have paid for a school lunch and therefore should have allowed one of their choice. Schools are run by supposedly educated people, so this situation should never be allowed to occur.
There is no mention of any staff going without lunch, so I assume they all had lunch. In many cases the children would have had an extremely early breakfast, if at all, so would then have had to waiting for their evening meal, if they were to have one. So in some cases children could have to go without food for 10 hours or more. In some instances the school lunch could the the only substantial meal that a child will receive.
The school should be ashamed for inflicting this on children who are within their care and was it any better the next and the next, etc.
The school’s head teacher said ‘some initial adjustments need to be made’