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From September 2014, all Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils are eligible for Universal Free School Meals.

Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 are currently £2.97 a day.

School meals must be ordered through Chartwells and can be purchased online at or by telephoning 0845 603 7998.  These must be ordered and pre-paid (if necessary) 10 days in advance. You can order for 10 weeks at a time. 

To see the latest menu click HERE. (New 2024/25 menu coming soon)


Pack lunches - We have a healthy eating policy at the school and would ask that you do not include sweets or fizzy drinks in your children's lunchbox. We are also a 'nut-free' school due to allergy sufferers, therefore please ask that you do not include any nut products in your child's lunchbox.

For Healthy eating tips visit the 'Change 4 life' website here.

During warm weather it is advisable to include an ice pack to keep food fresh until lunchtime.

Snacks - Reception, Yr 1 & 2 are supplied with a free break time snack of fruit or vegetables. For Years 3,4,5 & 6 we ask you to provide your child with a healthy fruit or vegetable snack.

Eligibility for Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of benefits (click here for list) you can apply for free school meals and your child's school will receive a Pupil Premium grant to support your child's education. The grant is currently £1300 per eligible primary pupil. This applies even if your child is currently receiving Universal Free School Meal in Reception or Key Stage One.
To claim please visit the following webpage to obtain an application form or please ask for one at the School Office.







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