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School Meals

School Dinner menu from November 2023 
Our school kitchen provides separate meals and menus for children with prescribed medical diets, food allergies as well as cultural diets. 

Please note, we are a nut-free school. As we have children in school with nut allergies, we ask that any child bringing a packed lunch, does not bring any nut products with them. 

If you have a child with an allergy, you will have already met with Mrs Elder, our Inclusion Manager, and the catering team, and your child will have an Individual Health Care Plan  (IHCP) in place but please let us know if you have any further concerns.

If you require more information about applying for free school meals please click here



You can claim free school meals for a child who lives with you and who you are responsible for. Your claim will be automatically processed if you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction and get any of the qualifying benefits.

Eligibility Your child is eligible for Free School Meals if you get one or more of the following benefits: • Income Support • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit • Child Tax Credit. Provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 (as of 2014 financial year) as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs • Working Tax Credit run-on. Paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit



My child needs a special diet, can they still have a school lunch? With a wide variety of foods provided, we are able to cater for a range of different tastes. We can cater for children with prescribed medical diets, formally diagnosed food allergies as well as cultural diets. In order to ensure that we provide meals that meet with your child’s needs, we will need to meet with parent/carers/dieticians to discuss individual requirements. Please contact Riverside Catering on 01709 822312 to arrange an appointment with your local Area Catering Manager.