School Meals

school meals

We are continually looking for ways to improve the service we offer and would welcome any comments or suggestions that you have regarding our school meal service. Please email them to [email protected] .

Food Hygiene Rating

Our kitchen and catering facilities are regularly inspected by the Food Standards Agency. Following the last unannounced inspection in January 2022 we were awarded a 5* rating.

Booking of School Meals

All meals are booked through MyChildAtSchool (MCAS).  If you’re not already registered, or experience difficulty accessing or booking meals through MCAS, please contact the school office, [email protected] who will be able to assist you, and/or provide you with your personalised login details as necessary.

Please note that even if your child is entitled to free school meals, you will still need to book your meals on the MCAS system in order for a meal to be prepared for your child. The cut-off time for booking meals is the Wednesday evening prior to the week the meal is required. Meals can be booked in advance as far as possible, however, if you try ordering meals after the cut-off date for the following week, you will find that the meals are locked and can no longer be booked. Please ensure that, where meals have not been booked, that you provide a packed lunch for your child.

School Meal Costs

All children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to a free school meal. For all children in all other years, including nursery there is a charge of £2.30 for children in Y3 to Y6 and £1.60 for nursery age children.


Milk is provided free of charge to all children under 5. Children over 5 can sign up to the CoolMilk scheme where the parent will pay just £15 per term to get their children milk every day. You can sign up by clicking on this link. Milk is offered free to all children who receive free school meals. Please ask at the school office for details.

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