School Meals

A 2 course meal and drink costs £2.10 per day. 

Dinner money is paid weekly in advance on a Monday.  It should be sent in on a Monday morning in a named sealed envelope, which is provided, with the correct amount enclosed.

Children staying for free school meals should also fill in the envelope stating which days they wish to stay.

  • Menu
  • Free School Meals
  • Packed Lunch


There are three menus that rotate on a weekly basis. Week one starts at the beginning of each new term and after each school holiday, followed by week 2, week 3 and then returning to week one.



Allergy notice

We cannot guarantee that all foods served are free from nuts/ nut oils. We do not knowingly purchase genetically modified foods.

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If you think you are entitled to Free School Meals it is very important that you apply before your child starts school and you must be able to prove your entitlement. If you do apply the school will also receive a Pupil Premium to be spent by the school to support your child’s education whilst at Lord Blyton. 
Children are entitled to free Meals, Milk and Pupil Premium if their parents or guardians receive any of the following:
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers' Allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (this benefit was introduced on 27 October 2008)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • income does not exceed £16,190 (if you are entitled to Working Tax Credit you will NOT be eligible for free school meals)
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit


Forms are available from the school office or to download here.

The form should be completed and returned to the school along with recent proof of your entitlement to one of the above benefits.

You must inform us of any changes in your circumstances that mean that you are no longer in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits.  The school system is linked to the Department for Work and Pensions, so that we can check eligibility.  Any meals taken when not eligible must be paid for. If you are not eligible your child will not receive free meals.


Pupils are normally expected to eat the lunch provided by the schools catering supplier.  However, parents of pupils wishing to have a packed lunch for a particular reason are expected to provide their children with packed lunches that conform to the packed lunch policy.

Children in the Foundation Stage (Reception) will not be allowed to bring a packed lunch to school they have settled in to the school lunch time routine (usually after the Autumn Term).

Children in receipt of Free School Meals must take a school lunch and will not be allowed a packed lunch in school.

Suggestions for food to include in a healthy packed lunch: 

  • At least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetable a day
  • One portion of meat, fish or other source of non dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chick peas, hummus).  Due to nut allergies in school we request that you do not use peanut butter/Nutella/Chocolate Spread etc.
  • Oily Fish such as salmon/mackerel/tuna etc occasionally
  • A starch food such as type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals every day.
  • Pretzels, seeds, fruit, crackers and cheese, and vegetable or bread sticks with a dip.
  • Cereal bars rather than cakes and biscuits
  • Dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard everyday
  • Only water (drinking water is freely available in the school dinner hall) , still or sparkling water, fruit juice, semi skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies to drink.  No canned drinks/No fizzy pop

Suggestions for food to include less often in a healthy packed lunch 

  • Snacks such as crisps
  • Meat and Pastry products such as pies and sausage rolls.
  • Cakes/Chocolate coated biscuits and wafers.

Suggestions for food to not include in a healthy packed lunch (these are all foods we have already asked children not to bring to school) 

  • Confectionery such as chocolate bars and sweets (we will ask your child to return these home unopened).  Sweets are not allowed at lunchtime or any other time.
  • Nut or Nut products (peanut butter, Nutella etc) -  because of the danger to other children with allergies.
  • Fizzy drinks/Energy Drinks/High Sugar Drinks

Parents must provide their child with a suitable container which they can actually eat the lunch from (rather than need to take the food out and place it straight onto a table).  A plastic box with a removable lid is ideal. A lunch box rather than a lunch bag.

Special Diets and Allergies

The school recognises that some pupils require a special diet that does not allow for standards to be met exactly. In this case parents are urged to be responsible in ensuring that packed lunches are as healthy as possible. For these reasons pupils are not permitted to swap food items.  We also discourage parents from using nut based/nut oil based products as sandwich fillers.

Click here to download a printable copy of our Packed Lunch Policy


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