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School Meals

Our hot school meals are provided by Chartwells.

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 in primary schools are entitled to ‘universal’ free school meals but need to be ordered at least 14 days in advance. Orders should be placed directly with Chartwells using this link: School Meal Ordering.

For children who are in Key Stage 2, and receive eligible benefits, you may be entitled to free school meals (please see further information below).

If you are not eligible for free school meals but would like to purchase a meal for your child, the cost is £2.55 per day and they are ordered directly from our meal provider Chartwells School Meal Ordering.

Allergen information for hot school meals is available on Chartwell’s website: Menus and Allergens.

Information about ordering hot meals including the deadlines for placing orders and how to cancel, can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding our school meals, please do not hesitate to call the Federation office on 01202 806806.

Cool Milk

If you would like to register for your child to have milk each day, please register online at Milk is free up until the age of 5.

Free school meals

Families who received the following are eligible for free school meals:

  • 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. You must also 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).

To check your eligibility and apply for free school meals please click the link below (or you can ask the Federation Office for a form to complete which they will return to BCP Council for you): How to apply for free school meals (