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 £2.00 per day (£10 per week).  Dinner money (payable to Essex County Councilmust be paid in advance either weekly, half termly or termly and on a Monday.  Separate cheques should be written for each child.

If a school meal has to be taken in an emergency and arrears are incurred, this will only be accepted for one week.  An invoice 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

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 costs for 2016 - 2017

The amounts below do NOT currently account for school trips, we will refresh this as whole day trips are confirmed.

Autumn term

Note: Christmas lunch cost of £2.50 included below


First half term Second half term
Lowry  £68  £74.50
Newton  £68  £74.50

Spring term


First half term Second half term
Lowry  £52  £60
Newton  £52  £60

Summer term

The cost for Class Newton DOES account for the residential trip to Danbury


First half term Second half term
Lowry  £56  £68
Newton  £50  £68

Current menu

Change to menu for week 3:  Thursday will now be a Korma curry instead of the Kobez flatbreads

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 this 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.

Free school meals

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