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We understand that you may wish to provide your child with a packed lunch instead of a school meal. Due to some children having SEVERE nut allergies PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN ANY FOOD CONTAINING NUTS!

Your school lunches are provided by award-winning caterers Hampshire Education Catering at a cost of £3.00 per day. 



At Education Catering, our ethos is about tasty food to help your children flourish. And to do that it helps if they eat a healthy diet.  By providing nutritious food, cooked fresh every day and which is responsibly sourced, we give your children a balanced diet with choices that aid concentration levels and give them energy to focus and to play.


But we go a step further. We also want children to understand about healthy lifestyles and take this positive message into adulthood. That’s why we’ve created a ripple (not just raspberry) with our ‘Ready Steady Cook’ sessions which are fun and engaging and why we introduced the ‘Food to Flourish Classroom’ to help teachers educate children using food in a way that cuts across the curriculum.


Where opportunity arises, we bring live cooking and workshops to the classroom and sometimes, out of the classroom, through partnerships with our suppliers and other local food organisations. We love schools to join in our celebrations for Nutrition and Hydration Week, British Food Fortnight, and National School Meals Week as key events in the food and drink calendar which are lots of fun.


Want to know more about Hampshire Education Catering?

Click on this web link. Education Catering | Hampshire County Council (

Nut Allergy Reminder 


Dear Parent/Carer


We would like to remind parents to ensure that your child does NOT bring into school any foods which contain any form of nut product.  There are a number of children attending school who have a severe allergy to nuts, causing them to be extremely ill. The school has taken the decision to exclude nut products from school to ensure the safety of all pupils.


Please respect this request and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the school office. 




All infant school children receive universal free school meals. However, some children are eligible for benefits related free school meals. 


Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:


  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • 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 guarantee 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.


We understand that in these unprecedented times family circumstances may change and you may now qualify under one of the above criteria.


It is your responsibility to notify the school of any changes in your circumstances, either change of address, phone number or work details etc.


You may check your eligibility online at: Free school meals | Hampshire County Council (