Our School Lunches

School Lunches are freshly prepared and cooked on the premises by our resident cook Mrs Scrivener. The lunch menus consist of a hot two-course meal, offering a choice of main courses, vegetables, salads and desserts.

We believe our school meals are excellent value, costing £2.50 per meal, £12.50 per week.

School lunch time gives children a good opportunity to socialise and enjoy a meal together.

Choosing a school lunch helps children by:

  • Providing a tasty, nutritious and great value for money meal (that meets latest lunch standards).
  • Helping them to concentrate, learn and develop their social skills.
  • Providing a balanced diet and the chance to try new foods.
  • Enjoying their lunch in a safe and supervised environment with their friends.
  • Showing in school what we mean by a healthy and balanced diet.

Nut Free School

We ask that you do not send nuts or nut products into school for snacks or in packed lunches. We also ask you to be mindful of nut allergies if sending birthday treats in or baking cakes for school in the future. We thank you for your cooperation and support in this matter.

Our Menu | April 2024-July 2024

Paying for School Meals

Pay Online at IRIS ParentMail
Online payments are preferrable and can be made in advance  by using ParentMail – an online payment service which allows you to pay for school items quickly and easily on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

If you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we would highly recommend you download the free ParentMail App so that you can make easy, online payments on the go. To do this, simply search for “ParentMail” in your App store.

Infant free school meals in England

Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in a government-funded school and in:

  • Reception class
  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Tell your local authority if you also get any of the qualifying benefits. Your child’s school can get extra funding if you do.

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 (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

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

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

To check if your child is eligible, apply online for an immediate response or call 0345 606 6067 for advice.

There is no obligation to take a school meal every day and you may still provide a packed lunch for your child if you wish to do so.

Part of every schools funding is based on how many pupils are eligible for free school meals (FSM), regardless of whether they choose to eat a school dinner or bring a packed lunch.  This extra funding can be used to make a real difference within the school and will also mean that you are eligible for help with school uniform and school trips. 

If you would like further information on free school meals please contact the school office.