Eating lunch together is a really important part of the school day. It is a key time to encourage independence and develop social skills, as well as to ensure everyone has a good meal.
School meals are cooked on site by our provider Harrisons. Lunch menus are popular with a range of well-balanced and healthy options and are changed regularly. All meals are required to comply with the School Food Standards, which are intended to ensure that children get the nutrition they need across the whole school day. Our menu is available to download here.
Universal Free School Meals from September 2023
As you may have seen in the news, the Mayor of London announced that all primary school children in the capital will receive free school meals from September 2023 to help with the cost-of-living crisis. This means, all children from Reception to Year 6 will be offered a school meal this academic year, free of charge to parents and carers.
If you prefer, your child may have a packed lunch. We ask that you ensure packed lunches are healthy and well balanced, as we do encourage healthy eating at school. Try these healthy packed lunch ideas.
Please note the following points about packed lunches:
- No nuts. The school is a nut free school so please check carefully and avoid nut products in lunch boxes. Some of our children have severe nut allergies.
- No sweets, chocolates or fizzy drinks
- No glass bottles or breakable containers
Lunch for Nursery Children
Nursery children who have lunch at school will be required to pay for their meals. The cost of school meals is currently £13.75 for the week. Meals must be paid for in advance, weekly, half termly or for the whole term. The meal preference can be changed at the start of each half term only. You cannot alternate between packed lunch and school meals.
We use SchoolComms to provide a payment service for school meals. You can access this secure online payment service at any time, track how much you have paid, and make payments directly to us using your debit or credit card. You will need to register for a School Gateway account, using the email address and mobile number we have on record for you.
Your child may be entitled to a free school lunch if you are on a low income or on certain benefits e.g. Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance. Please fill out this form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child is eligible for free school lunch, please register their entitlement even if they have packed lunches. This can affect school funding and will make you automatically eligible for grants for school journeys.