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School Meals


Please note that all foods brought onto school premises must be nut free in order the safeguard the well-being of some of our pupils who have allergies. Check ingredients carefully on cereals bars, chocolate spreads, biscuits and cakes, as nuts can be found in wide range of foods.


Catering arrangements


School meals are provided by The School Lunch Company.

Click here to view The School Lunch Company website


Meals are cooked on-site daily and cost £2.71. 


Menus are carefully developed to ensure that all meals meet stringent nutritional regulations. Our school kitchen is also subject to unannounced inspections by West Berkshire Council’s Environmental Health officers and was most recently awarded the highest possible grade.


We encourage parents and carers to choose a school meal for their children as the benefits of school lunches have been widely documented in recent years. Pupils can order their meal on the day (before 09:30am).


Universal Infants Free School Meals (UIFSM)


Since September 2014, all pupils in Foundation and KS1 are entitled to a free school meal. Please note that while the meals are provided free of charge, they are only cooked to order and it is therefore necessary for pupils or their parents and carers to place orders.


Free School Meals

Pupils whose families have low income are entitled to free school meals regardless of their age. Eligibility can be checked on the West Berkshire website and registration is very easy, quick, and confidential. Please feel free to come and discuss Free School Meals with Mrs Broer in the Office if you have any query. We can also assist you with your application if necessary.


It is very important that, even if pupils are entitled to the Universal Infants Free School, parents and carers who are on a low income apply for Free School Meal as this triggers the Pupil Premium Grant which allows the school to support pupils and their families. This can be specialist interventions to support a child’s progress or emotional development, or it can be financial support to allow a child to access school trips and after school activities (whether in school or outside school).