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School Dinners/Free School Meals

School meals offer great value for money and provide your child with a nutritious, tasty meal cooked fresh every day.

School meals are:

  • Nutritionally balanced to ensure they are low in fat, sugar and salt and high in vitamins and minerals – healthier than many packed lunches
  • Helping your child to concentrate throughout the day – a hot meal at lunch-time provides energy – as well as encouraging them to try new foods
  • Produced to a high quality using locally produced ingredients
  • Helping your child to learn the social skills that eating and interacting with others brings
  • Great value for money – £1.80 for a primary school meal and £1.85 for a secondary meal deal.
  • View our latest menus: Primary School Two Choice Menu
  • Under the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meals Initiative, all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 can now receive a free school lunch

Dinner Money is £1.80 per day (£9 per week) and should be paid in advance each Monday morning.

Packed Lunches

Please ensure that if your child brings a packed lunch to school that they do not bring fizzy drinks, chocolate or sweets.

You can find lots of ideas for healthy lunches at Change4Life: healthy lunchbox ideas.

Free school meals

School meals are free for your child or children if you receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • An income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

You are not entitled to free school meals if you receive Working Tax Credit.

Apply for school meals

To apply for free school meals, complete the free school meals application form and return to any One Stop Shop.

School meals application form (Word)