School Meals

Please note that the Summer menu continues until the end of term in October.
Term 1 starts with Week 1 on the menu - ignore the dates.

Hot school dinners and a Salad Bar option are provided by Chartwell every day.

Reception and Yrs 1 and 2

All Key Stage 1 children are entitled to free school meals under the government's Universal Free School Meals scheme*.  (You can, of course, still provide a packed lunch for your child if you prefer.)

A dinner register is taken in class each morning when the children tell the teacher whether they would like a hot school meal or the salad bar option or if they have brought in a packed lunch that day.  It is fine to mix hot meals, salad bar and packed lunches through the week and to vary from week to week.   

You can download the most recent Chartwell menu above so that you can see what is on offer week by week. 

Salad Bar

The Salad Bar options are not printed on the menu but typically include a choice of:

Freshly baked bread rolls
Cous cous
Jacket potato
Hard boiled eggs/egg mayo
Tuna mayonnaise
Grated cheese
Pepper strips
Carrot sticks
Iceberg lettuce
Red onion
Tomato quarters
Cucumber slices
Pineapple pieces
If your child has any specific dietary needs, please speak to our office team who will provide you with a form to send the information to our caterers.  Eden will provide tailored meals for vegetarians, children with food allergies, intolerances or religious requirements.


Key Stage 2

For children in Yr 3 and above each meal costs £2.10  

Meals MUST be paid for on-line, in advance. Please make sure your child's account ins in credit before they order a meal.

You can pay on-line by clicking on the School Gateway button on our website homepage, using the Gateway app on your phone or tablet, logging into School Gateway on your PC or by clicking here.


* Key Stages1 and 2

If you are eligible and register for free school meals the school benefits from £1,300 Pupil Premium funding to support your child's education.

As you know, your child is able to enjoy a free school meal every day whilst they are still in KS1, regardless of your household income.

However, the government gives the school an additional £1,300 funding for every child, in either key stage, who have parents in receipt of any of the benefits listed below, please contact us and we will help you with the application.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit.

Pupil Premium is extra money paid direct to schools for each child who is eligible for free school meals.  It is used to support your child's education.

It's easy to find out whether you qualify... click here to go straight to the website where you will get an immediate answer.  

Please register for free schools meals if you ARE eligible, even if you choose not to order meals for your child, so that Hillcrest gets this money and your child benefits from the funding.