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School Dinners

Our school dinners are freshly prepared daily on site in our own school kitchens. To ensure the highest standards we use Herts Catering who provide nutritionally balanced meals, and who adhere to all current procedures when considering allergens. The menu lasts for three weeks before being repeated to ensure a wide variety of choice from one week to the next.

School Dinner Menu from 1st November 2021



Our Catering Manager Natalie in costume with pictures from our children of some of the vegetables they have been tastingYou may have seen the adverts that have been running over the last few months encouraging everyone to eat vegetables.


We have been following this up in school and each week our Catering Manager, Natalie and her team have been introducing various vegetables for the children to look at, smell and taste.


The week commencing  5th July was Pea week.  To ramp up the fun Natalie has been wearing a Pea costume to encourage the children to try out the different types of peas on offer (it is rumoured that Mr Rogers has been spotted around school wearing this costume!).


Our children have also been drawing pictures of some of the vegetables that they have been tasting which Natalie has put on display down in the dining hall.

Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive Universal Free School Meals.


For Years 3 to 6 dinners  cost £2.55 daily (or £12.75 for the week).


Parents of pupils in these classes on low income may be eligible for free school meals. To see if you qualify and to complete an online application please click on the link below.



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

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit), with an annual income below £16,190
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance, income related
  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act, 1999
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit, with a household income of £7,400 or less (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If your child has dietary requirements, for example no dairy, in addition to informing the school, please go to the Herts Catering website for information on how to register their dietary requirements.


This must be done in all cases where a child has specific dietary needs.  We cannot accommodate any dietary requirements without medical evidence.  This is the case even if your child does not have school meals.  


Please see the link below to make an application to Herts Catering for a special menu.