All children in Reception and Key Stage One are entitled to a free school lunch, under the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) program. However, parents who, based on household income, would be eligible for Free School Meals if this scheme did not exist, may be eligible for additional support. Please use the eligibility checker here to find out.
For children in Key Stage Two, the current cost of a school lunch is £2.50 per day (reviewed periodically).
Depending on parental income, some children in KS2 will be eligible for free school meals (FSM). If you think that you might qualify, please check here. No discrimination is made between those children paying for their lunch and those entitled to a free meal.
School Lunch Bookings
If parents wish their child to have a school lunch they must book this in advance using the parent portal My Child At School (MCAS) via app or browser. Parents select the meal option for/with their child when booking (this ensures that the option chosen is something the child will eat). Unless the child is entitled to a free meal (UIFSM or FSM) there must be sufficient credit on the child’s account at the time of booking to cover the cost of meals being booked. Meals must be booked in advance, up until 11.59pm the day before they wish to have a lunch. If no meal is booked by 11.59pm the previous day, parents should send their child to school with a packed lunch from home. If parents wish to change or cancel their booking they can do this via MCAS, this must be done by 11.59pm the day before the meal is due to be taken.
This system ensures that our kitchen team know exactly how many meals of each choice are required and cooks the correct number of each meal. This reduces food waste and helps to keep the cost of meals down.
When the children go to the counter to collect their lunch they receive the pre-selected main meal chosen, and have a free choice of vegetables/salad and dessert options.
A colour coded version of our current 3 week rolling menu is below. Please refer to this menu and discuss the options with your child when booking.
Children who have been medically diagnosed with specific food allergies or intolerances receive a meal modified to accommodate their needs. Caterers liaise directly with parents to ensure these needs are met appropriately.
Children may bring a packed lunch and a still drink from home if they prefer.
Please ensure that breakable containers and fizzy drinks are not brought to school and that sandwiches are kept in a small, clearly marked container.
Children should not bring nuts, or products containing nuts, into school.
We would ask that any grapes or cherry tomatoes are cut in half please, especially for younger children, as these are known to be a possible choking hazard.