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Lunch arrangements from March 2021

  • Packed lunches will be kept in class and everyone will eat with their class group in the classrooms for the first few weeks . We ask that children bring a lunchbox as normal and a snack.

  • Hot dinners will be available and ordered on the day in the classroom.

  • Children will continue to eat in the classroom with the teachers cleaning the tables to ensure they are clean.

  • We will review this arrangement in light of government guidelines as the term progresses.


School Meals


Our School Meals for the children are provided via the Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) and served from the school kitchen in the Hall.


  • School meals in Hampshire cost £2.50 each. (November 2020)


If you would like to arrange for your child to have school meals, either for a short period, or longer term, please ask for further information at the school office.

Can my child have a packed lunch?


Yes, you can provide a healthy packed lunch in a named lunch bag/box for your child. Please be aware that we are a NUT FREE school.



What time is lunch?


Lunchtime starts at 12:10 and finishes at 12:55 pm. For lunch we offer the option of a hot school dinner, including a meat or vegetarian option, a jacket potato or picnic lunch bag. Your child will be asked what they would like at the start of each day during registration, so please help them be aware of their choices.

What is on the menu?


School meals follow a set menu on a three week cycle throughout the school year. You can view the school menu for each week in English and a number of other languages on the Hampshire County Council menu page.


There are also meal choices available for children with specific dietary needs.



Free School Meals


Some children may be eligible for free school meals; the criteria for eligibility includes being in receipt of specific benefits or support arrangements.


You can check whether your child is eligible by completing an eligibility check via the Hampshire County Council website.


If you are eligible then you can apply for free school meals online: Hampshire Application for Free School Meals


Further Meal Options


The Jacket Potato menu runs alongside the regular menu during the winter months and a choice of toppings is offered. During the summer term, children have the option of a picnic lunch.

Snacks and Drinks


Children are asked to bring a healthy snack with them for morning break, or can buy snacks from the kitchen at a small cost.

Prices below are only advisory;

  • Bread roll: 25p
  • Apple Juice: 40p
  • Raisins: 25p


Please ensure your child has a named water bottle that can go to class with them each day.


  • Please be aware that we are a NUT FREE school.