Lunchtime begins at 12.00 noon and children eat together in the School Hall.

Options are a packed lunch provided from home or a hot school meal

Universal Free School Meals R/KS1

If your child is in Reception, Year One, or Year Two they are entitled to Universal Free School meals, which provides your child with a hot meal each day.  If you would like further information please contact the school office.  

Packed Lunches

Parents are asked to provide their child with a packed lunch in a named container. We request that parents do not send in fizzy drinks and sweets as part of your child’s lunch.

It would be very helpful if the drinks container could be stored inside your child’s lunchbox.

During lunchtime the children are looked after by a 2 lunchtime supervisors. We aim for lunchtime to be a pleasant social occasion for everyone.

Hot School Meals

Hot school meals are provided daily by Kingswood Edu-Cater Ltd and their number is 01536 201203, which should be used for any enquiries etc. 

Is your child eligible for a free packed lunch?

If you think your child may be entitled to a free packed lunch please contact the School Office.

How can you be sure you are giving your child a "healthy" packed lunch?

With so much choice in the supermarkets, yet so many guidelines as to what is really nutritious for your child, it's easy to get confused about what's healthy and what isn't for school lunches

We adapted a helpful group of 10 tips from National Lunchbox Week will help you think 'outside the lunch-box'.

  1. Reduce the use of butter and margarine or try to replace it all together with low-fat mayonnaise or reduced-fat spread.
  2. Try to include salad in their sandwiches.
  3. Include a portion of fruit every day.
  4. Be adventurous and make it quick and easy to eat. Instead of setting your child the task of peeling an orange, why not pack them a bunch of grapes, a portion of fresh pineapple or fruit segments.
  5. Make a salad box in the morning with fresh salad and vegetables and alternate toppings throughout the week, like grilled chicken, tuna or asparagus.
  6. Rice is a great base for salad, so try mixing in fruit, nuts, beans and vegetables for a tasty lunch alternative.
  7. If they have a sweet tooth don't automatically head for the sweets and chocolate. There are healthier alternatives that are just as tasty. Try dried fruit mixes..
  8. Crisps are not the only convenient savoury snack. Look for baked rather than dried snacks which contain less fat and fewer calories than crisps.
  9. Always include a drink to keep your child hydrated. Water is by far the best drink so stick to natural mineral water rather than the heavily-sweetened flavoured waters.
  10. If you're looking for a slightly sweeter drink there's nothing nicer than a 100 per cent fresh fruit juice to accompany their lunch.

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme in which the school also participates entitles school children up to end of Key Stage 1 to receive a free piece of fruit each school day.


Children in KS2 may bring a piece of fruit to eat at morning break.

For more information about the National School Fruit Scheme, please click here.

Cool Milk at School

The School participates in the Cool Milk at School scheme.


Cool Milk at School is free for all children under 5 years old.

You will be asked to complete an application form (available from the school office) and send it direct to "Cool Milk at School Ltd" at least two weeks prior to the start of term.

After your child’s fifth birthday, Cool Milk at School Ltd will give you the option of continuing to receive milk under the scheme at an average of £15 a term (a reduced price thanks to an EU subsidy).

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