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School Lunch

Lunch is a time children enjoy together – whether a packed lunch or a school dinner. School dinners are cooked daily on site in our school kitchen. All our meals meet Government standards and are nutritionally analysed. Meals are healthy, nutritious and great value for money.  The menu changes termly and is posted on the notice board as well as in this area of the website. We are pleased to announce that meat and vegetarian alternatives will be provided every day. We also offer a halal option daily.

All children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to a free school meal. Pupils in Y3, 4, 5 and 6 requiring a school dinner may pay using ParentMail. 

Packed lunches may also be brought. Please remember no glass containers and we are a "nut-free" school (protecting pupils with allergies). Lunch boxes should also contain a nutritious and balanced meal. Food containing chocolate, crisps and sweets should not be included in your child's lunch box. We encourage children to become health conscious and eat healthy food.

Summer Term Menu 2022

Universal Free School Meals

All Reception and Key Stage 1 children (Reception, Year 1 and 2) will be entitled to a FREE lunch under the Universal Infant Free School Meal programme launched by the government.  Any children in nursery or Key Stage 2 (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6) will need to pay for their meal, unless they are in receipt of free school meals.

Free School Meals

Free school meals eligibility criteria In accordance with the Social Security Act 1986, a

pupil or parents must be in receipt of one or more of the following

support payments to be eligible for free school meals:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Jobseekers Allowance Income based (JSAIB)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA)
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an

annual household income, as assessed by Her  Majesty's Revenue and Customs that does not exceed £16,190

  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit, household annual net earned income must not exceed £7,400 as

assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.


For further information please contact Pupil Support Service on

020 8825 5566. You can also apply online by visiting: