School Meals

Our Hot School lunches are supplied by Local Food Links, an award-winning Dorset based social
enterprise that has been making nutritious school meals since 2006.
 
Meals for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are free and some pupils in Years 3+ may be entitled to means tested free school meals.
 
Meals must be ordered 7 days in advance.
 
If your child has allergies or special dietary requirements please contact barry.dovell@localfoodlinks.org.uk.
 
All meals are ordered by parents via the online parent portal.  You will need a unique code to register your child online, please contact the school office for your code should you not have received one. 
 
The link to their website and to register is:-  https://www.localfoodlinks.org.uk/
Universal Infant Free School Meals
 
Since September 2014 the Government has financed a hot school meal for every pupil in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, irrespective of their financial situation.  
 
Free School Meals

Who can get free school meals

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit; this is as long as you're not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual gross income is no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' payment (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit: this is as long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

The school doesn't see any specific information about your income or the benefits you receive.

Children who are paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or carer, can also get free school meals.  

Apply for free school meals

You'll need your National Insurance number or Asylum Seekers Service number so we can make automated checks to confirm your entitlement.

You may still have to upload your benefit documents to prove your entitlement.

We'll let you know straight away if you qualify for free school meals.

We'll send you a confirmation email shortly after.

The Department for Education sets the eligibility criteria for free school meals.

If you want to apply for more than one child currently attending school, you can add all the details onto one form; you don't need to apply for them separately.

If a younger child starts school, and one or more of your children already receive free school meals, you'll need to apply again, adding just the new child's details.