School Meals and Snacks 


Our school dinners are of an excellent quality and the children get a choice of menus. The cost is £2.15 per meal for Year 3 upwards (£10.75 per week) and £2.00 for Nursery meal (£10.00 per week). Payment is required in advance or at the beginning of each week. This can be made through schools gateway or paid to the school office by cash or cheque (Cheques payable to Nottingham City Council).

If your child has a special dietary requirement please come in and discuss it with us.

To view the latest menus please click HERE

Please click to see our NEW Sample Breakfast Menu.

Free Meals

In September 2014, Universal Free School Meals were introduced for all pupils in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2. We encourage all parents to take up the offer.

In addition, your child may also qualify for free school meals if you are receiving one of the benefits listed below:

  • Income Support

  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit


If you think your child may qualify for free school meals, please speak to a member of our office staff or our home school support worker for further information or an application form.

Free School Meals should be claimed for all eligible children, regardless of age (including children entitled to Universal Free School Meals) as the school receives a Pupil Premium Grant from the government for all children who claim Free School Meals.

Packed Lunches

Children may bring a healthy packed lunch. These should be in a secure container and must not contain any glass bottles, sweets, chocolate bars, or nuts, including peanut butter, nutella etc. This is because there are pupils with severe nut allergies. 

All lunch boxes will be stored in the red boxes next to your child's class. These should be taken home at  the end of each day.   


Morning Snacks 

Foundation and Key Stage One Children are provided with a free piece of fruit, during morning break time every day, under the National Fruit Scheme. Milk is free for children under the age of five and those in receipt of free school meals. Otherwise, when your child reaches five, you will be asked to pay for school milk. A letter will be sent from the school office each term. 

Key Stage Two children are allowed to bring a snack from home to eat at morning playtime. This must be a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit or plain biscuit. Snacks are not to be shared with others. 

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