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School meals

As a school we’re proud of our school meals service.  We are able to offer both hot food and rolls every day of the week.

School meals cost £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week).  Dinner money (payable to Essex County Councilmust be paid in advance either weekly, half termly or termly and preferably on a Monday.  

If a school meal has to be taken in an emergency and arrears are incurred, this will only be accepted for one week.  A note will be sent at the end of the week for payment on the following Monday and the child will have to have packed lunches until the arrears are paid.

As of September 2014 all children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) are entitled to a free school dinner

Free school meals

General information on Free School Meals is available from the govenrment website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

The Essex Free School Meals service has a web site which gives further details and the facility to apply on line: - Essex

Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire also have information and application forms available at the following websites:-

         Cambridgeshire                                              Hertfordshire

  • Even if your child is in receipt of universal infant free school meals (i.e. where your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2), you can still apply if you believe you may be eligible for free school meals, because the protection will continue beyond Year 2 and your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding.

Current menu

If your child has special dietary requirements these have been accommodated within the main menu this term - please see the Specific Dietary requirements line (in addition dairy free and milk free options have been marked with DF or MF)

Summer 2019

Dinner registers

If your child is going to be late in for any reason, i.e. Medical appointments, please contact the school office by 9.30am with their lunch requirements.  We need to inform the kitchen staff by 9.30 am of choices so that they have time to prepare. 

Dinner money balances

Credits arising from previous terms are carried forward and you will have been notiified of the amount at the end of the previous term.  Please take any money in credit off from the total for the current half term.

If you have incurred arrears from a previous term please include this amount with your first payment for the new term as dinner money needs to be paid in advance.

Dinner costs for 2019- 2020

The amounts shown below do NOT account for ANY school trips.

Please also note that the cost for the school Christmas dinner will be advised closer to the time.

Term  w/c No dinners /week Cost/week Cost per half term Remaining cost to end of the half term
Autumn 02-Sep 2 £4.60 £82.80 £82.80
Autumn 09-Sep 5 £11.50   £78.20
Autumn 16-Sep 5 £11.50   £66.70
Autumn 23-Sep 5 £11.50   £55.20
Autumn 30-Sep 5 £11.50   £43.70
Autumn 07-Oct 5 £11.50   £32.20
Autumn 14-Oct 5 £11.50   £20.70
Autumn 21-Oct 4 £9.20   £9.20
Autumn 04-Nov 5 £11.50 £78.20 £78.20
Autumn 11-Nov 5 £11.50   £66.70
Autumn 18-Nov 5 £11.50   £55.20
Autumn 25-Nov 5 £11.50   £43.70
Autumn 02-Dec 5 £11.50   £32.20
Autumn 09-Dec 5 £11.50   £20.70
Autumn 16-Dec 4 £9.20   £9.20
Spring 06-Jan 5 £11.50 £69.00 £69.00
Spring 13-Jan 5 £11.50   £57.50
Spring 20-Jan 5 £11.50   £46.00
Spring 27-Jan 5 £11.50   £34.50
Spring 03-Feb 5 £11.50   £23.00
Spring 10-Feb 5 £11.50   £11.50
Spring 24-Feb 5 £11.50 £69.00 £69.00
Spring 02-Mar 5 £11.50   £57.50
Spring 09-Mar 5 £11.50   £46.00
Spring 16-Mar 5 £11.50   £34.50
Spring 23-Mar 5 £11.50   £23.00
Spring 30-Mar 5 £11.50   £11.50
Summer 20-Apr 5 £11.50 £52.90 £52.90
Summer 27-Apr 5 £11.50   £41.40
Summer 04-May 4 £9.20   £29.90
Summer 11-May 5 £11.50   £20.70
Summer 18-May 4 £9.20   £9.20
Summer 01-Jun 5 £11.50 £85.10 £85.10
Summer 08-Jun 5 £11.50   £73.60
Summer 15-Jun 5 £11.50   £62.10
Summer 22-Jun 5 £11.50   £50.60
Summer 29-Jun 5 £11.50   £39.10
Summer 06-Jul 5 £11.50   £27.60
Summer 13-Jul 5 £11.50   £16.10
Summer 20-Jul 2 £4.60   £4.60
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