School lunches

We pride ourselves on the school meals that we offer to our children.

It is a privilege to have a team of committed kitchen staff, led by Tracey Allen who take the time to get to know our children well, tweak the menu to meet the needs of our pupils, plan special meals for annual or special events and, most importantly, pride themselves on the HIGH standards of food we serve our children.

It takes time to ensure your child gets a balanced diet and all our menus are based on The School Food Standards. By following these standards, the aim is for children to develop healthy eating habits which will ensure they get the energy and nutrition they need to learn and to grow.

View our latest school lunch menu here

Free school meals

Some pupils are entitled to free school meals throughout their time in school due to Pupil Premium funding which is another government initiative. The eligibility criteria is listed below. If you feel that your child could be eligible for free school meals, and pupil premium funding, please contact the school office who will help you to apply or follow the link below.

Pupil Premium funding does not just allow your child to have a free meal each day, it also provides the school with £1345 per eligible pupil. This funding supports your child in school with educational provision amongst other things.

Your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium if you are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but NOT Working Tax Credit)


Why claim?

  • Save hundreds of pounds per year
  • Extra funding for the school in the form of Pupil Premium
  • It’s your entitlement
  • No downside
  • Other pupils and parents will not know you are claiming

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