School Meals, Packed Lunches and Snacks
Universal Infant Free School Meals.
All children who are in reception, year 1 or year 2 in a state-funded school are offered a free healthy school lunch.
Your child will benefit by:
Enjoying a nutritious and delicious meal that will help with their development and education
Enjoying a two course lunch with their friends reinforcing vital social skills
Being introduced to new flavours and foods
Enjoying a hot meal during the colder months of the year and lighter meals in the summer
Eating fresh, seasonal produce
Signing up is easy!!
To sign up your child for a free school meal, and to ensure that our school receives government funding for this initiative, we need some information about you and your child. Please complete this form and return to your child’s school by the start of the school term.
|Autumn Term 2023
|4th September 2023
|11th September 2023
|18th September 2023
|25th September 2023
|2nd October 2023
|9th October 2023
|16th October 2023
School Lunch menus - April - October 2023
School Meals will be increasing from £2.80 per day to £3 per day from Monday 5th June, 2023, for further information, please click the link below:
Hampshire Caterers can provide special diets for pupils with allergies who want to have a school lunch. Special diets are provided for pupils with a medical problem, not just a dislike of certain food. Medical evidence confirming the child's allergy will be required. Visit the HC3S special diets page to find out more.
If for religious, cultural or lifestyle reasons you wish your child to have either a pork free, beef free, egg free, pork and beef free or vegan menu, please speak with your school who can request the appropriate menu from our Food Development team.
Free School Meals in Key Stage 2
Children in other school years will also be offered a free school lunch if their parent is receiving any of the welfare benefits listed below.
- 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.
Registering could raise money for our school
It’s important to sign up for free school meals as registering could also raise an extra £900 for your child’s school from central government, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, learning assistants or after school clubs.
Even if you don’t want your child to receive a free meal, we would encourage you to register for free school meals so that their school receives as much funding as possible!
To register for your child to receive free school meals, please complete the simple form accessed below.