School Meals

We are proud to work with Chartwells for your children’s school dinners. Chartwells believe that the key to fuelling young minds comes from understanding both what they need and what they enjoy, which is why they develop nutritious and delicious food that pupils love, alongside helping to ensure a healthy body and mind. Their passionate culinary experts work closely with us to ensure every child receives healthy food, perfectly suited to meet their needs and dietary requirements.

The current meal price is £2.85

How to order: Log into your Parentpay account and order online, we advise booking the week's meals in advance on a weekend. Bookings have to be made before 8.15am for that day.

Please speak to the school office if you can't log into Parentpay.

Please see a copy of the current menu below.

For children with food intolerances and allergies, Chartwells have a dedicated team of medical diet nutritionists on hand to support allergen aware children and their parents. More information on their medical diet process can be found here: The Chartwells Approach to Medical Diets | Chartwells

Parents and guardians can contact the medical diet nutrition team directly on:

To find out more about Chartwells, visit their website or contact the school catering team. Weblink: Primary School Caterers You Can Trust | Chartwells

Free School Meals

An application form for free school meals can be downloaded below or obtained from the school reception desk. Such requests and the management of free meals in school is always delat with in a sensitive way.

Entitlement (from ESCC website):

Free school meals can be given if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • you receive Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more thatn £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • you receive Income Support
  • you receive Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • you receive Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • you receive support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • you receive the guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • you are entitled to Child Tax Credit, you do not get Working Tax Credit and your family's annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) is not more than £16,190. 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying Working Tax Credit

Once you have completed the form, please return it to the school reception desk where one of our office team will be happy to help.