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School Meals

Lunchtime - School Meals

Alliance in Partnership (AiP) caterers provide a daily cooked meal. Each day there is a selection of freshly cooked main meals, jacket potatoes, sandwiches and a choice of puddings, fresh fruit or yoghurt. A salad bar and fresh water is available at lunchtime for those having a lunch provided by the caterer.

A lunch is provided for all Reception and Key Stage One children free of charge.

For the remainder of children meals cost £2.20 each day. You can select the days your child receives meals, you do not have to order a complete week

Ordering and paying for lunch

All lunches must be ordered in advance by the Wednesday of the previous week. This includes children in Reception and Key Stage One who do not have to pay. In September we introduced Parent Pay – an online ordering and payment system. Parents have been issued with a username and password for each child.

Parents can order and pay for meals at Parent Pay. You can choose from a meat or vegetarian meal or a range of jacket potatoes and sandwiches.

Children are still able to bring a packed lunch if they prefer but the scheme is aimed at providing Reception & KS1 children with a balanced meal and a range of foods to try as part of developing a healthy life style.

If you have any queries please contact Sally Court, School Manager on 01299 403796 or email

Packed Lunches

Children who do not have a school meal may bring a packed lunch and drink. In the interest of safety we ask that children do not bring drinks in cans or glass bottles, and no fizzy drinks please. 

Free School Meals

Criteria Change for Free School Meals - 

From April 2018 the criteria used to determine which pupils are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) will be updated to reflect the introduction of Universal Credit and the phasing out of other income-based benefits. The updated criteria are being introduced following a public consultation, these are listed below:

  • Universal Credit, provided claimants have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax
  • Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Under the updated criteria, an estimated 50,000 more pupils will benefit from a free school meal compared to the previous benefits system.

If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals please follow the following link -

or complete the application from below.