The Government announced that from September 2014 all infant pupils (Reception, plus Years 1 and 2) will be entitled to a free school meal at lunchtime.
“This new scheme is to help improve healthy eating and supply children with the energy they need to concentrate in class throughout the day, plus save families money!
This is great news and means that all infant pupils can enjoy our menus which are freshly prepared by our skilled catering staff and include lots of fruit, salads and vegetables.
The financial benefit to parents of a free school meal every lunch time (during school term) will save over £400 a year per eligible child.“
Source: Hertfordshire Catering Ltd
For more information about school meals, please contact the school office or have a look at the lunch menu below. Menu choices may differ to that advertised due to unforseen circumstances.
Current Lunch Menu
View the Winter 2023/Spring 2024 Menu (see above) here
Please confirm your selection for Winter 2023/Spring 2024 onwards here
The cost for school meals for Year 3 and above is £3.20 per day from April 2023. Anyone who thinks they may be entitled to Free School Meals should apply online to Herts County Council by clicking here or alternatively telephone 0300 123 4048 for further information.
Did you know that Hertfordshire County Council could save you up to £300 every year?
All children in Reception class and Years 1 and 2 are guaranteed entitlement to free school meals. Just contact your child’s school to register your interest.
Year 3 and older
Your child may qualify for a free meal if you receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, (providing you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
If you receive one of the benefits shown above, you could be eligible for free school meals worth over £300 per child per year.
The meals provided are exactly the same as others served in school. The school receives extra funding for pupils receiving free school meals and can use this funding to support the pupils in a variety of ways.
Apply for free school meals to see if your child qualifies for a free lunch at school.
Allergens: Our school meals catering provider is a nut-free company, other allergies are catered for by personalised menus as needed. For packed lunches and snacks, it is not possible to guarantee and enforce a completely nut free zone. We do however aim to follow a ‘Nut-free’ approach whereby the following items should not be brought into school: Packs of nuts. Peanut butter or Nutella sandwiches. Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts. Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts.