School Meals

Reception to Year 2 - Universal Free School Meals

The government provide free school meals for all Key Stage 1 children.


Years 3 to 6

School dinners should be paid for using the online payment system within Parent Mail.

If your child wishes to change to school dinners from a packed lunch or vice versa please give one weeks’ notice. 

We are a healthy school and we encourage the children to taste a selection of fruit and vegetables that they might not have been tried before. Each meal is accompanied with a selection of vegetables and/or fresh salad.

Eligibility for free school meals

The government has made amendments to the eligibility criteria to reflect the introduction of Universal Credit.

PLEASE NOTE: Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:
  • Universal Credit
    • Provided you have an annual net income of no more than £7,400
    • This is assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
    • Provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run on
    • Paid four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

The school office can help families apply for free school meals, or you can use the form below.