School Meals

Information from Ideal School Meals

(School Dinners)


School Meals

Over the last few years the quality of school food has improved dramatically. Research shows that pupils are more likely to concentrate in lessons if they have eaten a nutritionally balanced meal at lunchtime. By choosing school lunches, not only will you be saving yourself the time of preparing a packed lunch every day, you can also be sure that your child is getting the range and amount of food that will help contribute to their health and well-being. On average parents spend £450 on packed lunches per year for each child, which is money that could be spent on other things.

The school is provided with a range of nutritious meals by 'Ideal School Meals'.  The lunchtime menus are placed online and parents can access these via the App or website, using their childs unique user code.

School Meals are free for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. 

Key Stage 2 parents may choose for their child to bring a packed lunch or may prefer a cooked meal. There is a cost for a school meal for the older children, which are charged at £2.30.

The link to Ideal school meals is below:


Free School Meals

Who is entitled to free school meals?

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive Governonment Universal Free School meals. 

Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit* and have an annual household income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on -paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credits.
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after thge 1st April 2018 your household income must be less than £7400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).
  • Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.


If you believe your child is entitled to free school meals please follow the link below to check eligibility.