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'A love of learning for life in all its fullness'
'A love of learning for life in all its fullness'

School Meals

School dinners and milk


Meals are cooked on site by our wonderful cook Freda each day for most of our pupils.  Freda provides a changing menu of healthy balanced meals using fresh produce, and including vegetarian or gluten free options when necessary.  The children understand the value of sourcing local ingredients and we're proud to be a Soil Association 'Food for Life' school.  You can read about our award here and how the children often contribute produce from the school garden.


Payment can be made weekly or half termly in advance if you prefer; bills are sent out to parents at the start of each half term. Parents are asked to give 3 weeks' notice if they intend to change between dinners and packed lunches. Please click the Dinner menu link to see the menus.


We also run the school milk scheme.  Milk is free for Reception children until the week of their fifth birthday, and can then be bought at a subsidised rate for older children in Class 1. Free fruit is provided for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 for morning break; this is funded by the Government. Older children can bring in a healthy snack from home.


Those children who bring a packed lunch to school must commit to healthy eating and should not bring:

  • Fizzy drinks
  • Crisps
  • Chocolate and sweets
  • Chocolate coated biscuits

It is much easier and fairer to all the children if they are all sticking to the same guidelines. 


Please click here to access an example of our dinner menu.

Free school meals, clothing grants and transport


Please click here for information about claiming free school meals, clothing grants and free transport to school; this is now done online. Alternatively, contact details are available from the school office.


Around half of our pupils come to school each day on minibuses provided by the Local Authority.

In The Kitchen