School Lunch

Children can either have a packed lunch or a hot school dinner.

All children in Foundation and Key Stage One are entitled to a universal free school lunch. Children just need to tell their teacher in the morning if they are having packed lunch or school dinner.

Click here to visit ‘eats’ catering website, a provider of school meals, for a school lunch menu.

Paying for Lunches

We will no longer be taking cash payments in school for school dinners. You must book and pay for your child’s meals online using the school’s payment system run by Suffolk County Council. If children in Key Stage Two have a school dinner, payment for the lunch is through the Suffolk County Council website. A school meal is currently £2.53 per meal, increasing to £2.58 per meal from 1st April 2024.

Cool MIlk

From January 2015 schools have to legally provide opportunities for parents to purchase milk for children to drink in the school day. If you wish your child to have a drink of milk during the school day simply log onto the Coolmilk site, register and pay for the milk and it will be delivered daily to school.

Families in receipt of Free School Meals do not have to pay and our school office will organise with you if you wish your child to have milk.

Free School Meals

Food for thought – Suffolk schools are missing out on £5 million – they need your help!

There are around 5,000 young people in Suffolk who are eligible for a free school meal but not currently claiming one. If they all claimed the meal they are entitled to, Suffolk Schools would be £5 million better off.

More than 12,000 children in Suffolk already receive a free school meal. This saves their families around £400 a year and gives £900 (per child) of additional funding to their school.

Is your child eligible?

Your child will be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, as long as you do not get a Working Tax Credit  and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • If you are supported under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work fewer hours per week.

Is your child eligible for free school meals?

To check if your child is eligible, simply call 01473 260989

If your child is eligible you will need to complete an online application form on the link below (Suffolk Council website)