School Dinners

Elior menus are sent home which give details of the hot meals which can be purchased at the current cost of £2.30. It is a set, 2-course meal. There is also a vegetarian option or baked potato with various fillings or packed lunch available to order. Water is supplied but the children can also bring a drink of juice or squash from home if they wish.

Lunches are preferably ordered and paid for in advance on Mondays, through the school office . Please pay in advance through Parent Pay no cash payments can be accepted. Your child/ren can order their choice of meal for the day from the menu each morning at registration.

Alternatively, your child can bring their own packed lunch with them.

We encourage parents to provide as ‘healthy as possible’ packed lunches and politely request that no sweets, chocolate bars or fizzy drinks are brought to school.

We also request that no glass bottles are brought in.

Our Dining Room Assistants are
Mrs. R. Rivett and Mrs Z. Dagless

Our Mid-day Supervisory Assistants (MSAs) are:
Miss. J. Bazzoni, Mrs. S. Skipper andMrs M Cremin

We encourage all the children to mix and play together and we play traditional playground games with them. There is a set of rules – which the children are all familiar with.

If you have any queries at all regarding lunches etc., please ring the school office on 01362 850315.

If you are in receipt of certain state benefits your child/ren may be eligible for free school meals. All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are eligible for the new Universal Infant Free School Meals. For more information please ask us or ring the Education department at County Hall 0844 800 8001.

Children of families receiving income support, employment support allowance (income related) or income-based job seekers allowance are entitled to receive free school meals.

Families receiving child tax credit but who are not entitled to a working tax credit, and whose annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190 are also entitled, as are those who receive the guarantee element of state pension credit. Those families receiving working tax credit are not entitled to free school meals.

Note: Where a parent is entitled to working tax credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals.

If you are receiving one of these benefits either contact the Headteacher of your child’s school to obtain an application form or call 0344 800 8020 for further advice.

Once entitlement has been assessed children can continue to receive free school meals until the family stops receiving a qualifying benefit. Parents are required to inform the authority of any changes and regular checks will be carried out against records held by the Department of Work and Pensions, the Home Office and HM Revenue & Customs by the free school meals team.

What exactly is meant by a family’s annual income when considering the criteria for free school meals and Child Tax Credit?

For the purposes of claiming free school lunches, ’annual income’ is defined in education legislation as being ’income for the tax year calculated in accordance with the Tax Credits’ (Definition and calculation of Income) Regulations 2002. This is the calculation that the Inland Revenue perform as part of the process used to assess a family’s entitlement to tax credits.

Does my child’s entitlement to free school meals continue if my child transfers to another Norfolk school?

The entitlement to free school meals continues for children transferring between one school and another subject to parents/carers continuing to receive one of the qualifying benefits. Records are updated using data held by the School Admissions Team.

Parents of children transferring to schools outside of the county should apply to the local authority where the school is situated.

Additional information and guidance can be obtained by email to

application for free school meals