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Please remember: Dinners must be paid for in advance - even if you are using online payments

School meals

New system from 6 Jun 2022 - Ordering dinners on ScoPay

You are now able to order your child's meal on ScoPay.  The guide attached below has instructions for using ScoPay. 

We are asking parents to book their child's meal online in advance (including packed lunches) As well as this being something parents had requested, this method of ordering will help to avoid over ordering of ingredients and will also address difficulties we have with deliveries now that fuel and food prices have risen.   We will typically place orders on a Thursday for all of the following week.

Please could you order for at least a week in advance (Mon through Fri).  Note, you can order meals for up to a month in advance to save you having to login multiple times.  Please note that there is a cutoff set so that you can only change the meal request for a meal at least 5 days ahead - this is so the meal choices do not change radically after the kitchen has placed orders with our suppliers.  Should you need to change your request within this window please contact the school office.

In the office, we will update Scopay should your child be unwell and not at school so that you do not pay for a meal that is not taken.  We will also be checking that all children have a meal choice selected each day - this is why we are asking you to indicate the days on which your child will have packed lunches.

If you do not have a ScoPay account please contact us in the office and so that we can send you a letter with the registration details

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 Chrishall Holy Trinity & St Nicholas CE (A) Primary Schoolmust be paid in advance either daily, weekly, half termly or termly. We can now take online payments through Scopay - if you have not yet received the registration details please contact the school office.

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 MUST 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

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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

You should apply through Essex as the school is in Essex.

  • 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

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. 

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