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School Meals

Our school lunches are provided by HCL (for more information go to



HCL has a rigorous process in place to provide a safe meal service to pupils with food allergies or intolerances.

‚ÄčIf your child has a food allergy or intolerance and meets the qualifying criteria, HCL have a range of menus designed especially for your child’s medical requirement.

You can apply for a special menu. Go to and use the Parents/Allergies tab to find out more about HCL’s allergy menus. The application process is a quick, easy and secure way to receive one of HCL’s specially designed menus. Once you’ve created your secure HCL menu account, it’s easy to update it with additional information, advise that your child no longer requires a special menu, or they have moved to a new school.


School Grid

Working in partnership with our caterer HCL, the School Grid ordering system helps children get the meals that they want. The new system also cuts down on paperwork and staff time. You can go to SchoolGrid website to view menus and order meals from home. Pre-ordering is done by the parent and child at home. Vegetarian options are clearly displayed on a green button. It’s really easy and you can order for a day or a whole term!


The cut-off for ordering is 9:30 on the day in question.


At lunchtime, the children select their name on a touchscreen. Their meal choice is displayed to the cook, as well as their dietary needs. If a mismatch is detected, the cook will advise of an alternative.


School Gateway

You can make online payments to school via credit or debit card using a service called ‘School Gateway’.


You can make online payments via the School Gateway smartphone app or website. You can also view school meal balances and top them up at any time.


Free School Meals

To apply for free school meals, please visit:

Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following:   

  • Income Support;
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit;
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190);
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit;
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).