School Meals

The school kitchen, in partnership with Edwards and Blake, provides a mini-choice menu and meals are cooked on the premises. All children eat together in the hall. 

Our school meal provider would like to assure you that they fully adhere to the school food standards, with their primary school menu being accredited as Bronze level Food for Life by the Soil Association. 


Meals are priced at £2.50 from Year 3 onwards. All children who are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, or who are entitled to means-tested FSM in a state-funded school are offered a free healthy school lunch.  

Payments must be made on Parentmail. Your account will then be debited on the days your child has had a school lunch.


  • Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a piece of fruit or vegetable each day.  
  • Pupils in Year 3 upwards are able to purchase snack from our school kitchen (items start at 55p up to £1.05). 
  • Pupils are also able to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable for a healthy snack at morning break.  
  • Children are encouraged to bring water bottles and drink regularly in order to support learning and health. 

Where a child has dietary, cultural, medical or special educational needs which impact diet, we ask parents to discuss those needs with us, as well as fill in the Edwards and Blake, Pupil Medical Diet Request Form (link can be provided by the academy office).

You may be eligible for a free school meal if as a parent or guardian you are in receipt of the following: 

  • Income Support 
  • Universal Credit – with an annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax 
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) 
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190 

We need information about you and your child, so that we can provide them with the best education and support, by making sure that the school receives all the government funding to which it is entitled. For more information and to apply please visit or collect a paper form from the office. 

 Additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed below in the ‘Pupil Premium and Free School Meals’ section. It is therefore important to sign up for Pupil Premium, even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, so that your child’s school receives as much funding as possible. 

  • There are facilities at the school for children to bring packed lunches. These should be packed in a plastic container or lunchbox/bag clearly marked with your child’s name. 
  • On Health and Safety grounds, our policy is that no peanut butter or nut products are permitted in school and no child is permitted to bring in a hot drink (tea, coffee etc). 
  • In line with our healthy eating ethos, packed lunches should not contain sweets, juice, fizzy drinks or chocolate bars. We encourage children to eat fruit and vegetables wherever possible.