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Spellbrook C of E Primary School

Learn together, Enjoy together, Succeed together

Paid & Free Meal Entitlement

Our school meals are supplied and cooked on the premises by Hertfordshire Catering Ltd. Our HCL Cook Manager produces delicious lunches daily. 

Children are able to choose from the day's menu options during morning registration and before lunch they will be allocated a coloured band to ensure that they recieve their chosen meal. Our school operates the 'multi choice menu'. To view the current lunch menus which rotate on a three weekly basis please look at the web page link. https://hertscatering.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/hcl-multi-winter-16.pdf 

Hertfordshire Catering Limited provide all our school meals and have a three week menu cycle.  If you child would like a school meal but has a food allergy, please contact the school office for details of how we can help.

The government initiative for Universal Free School Meals are available for all children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2.

Pre-booking is essential with payment due in advance.   Meal default patterns will be carried over from the previous term.   If you wish to chance your child's default meal pattern, please let the office know.

Free School Meal Entitlement

Your child might 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

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Please have your national insurance number to hand before applying online.  If you need any help or have any questions relating to free school meal entitlement, please contact the school.

Please register your child for free school meals if; your child qualifies for a universal free school meal is of nursery age or Year 3 and above. Your successful application for free school meals will generate an Early Years Pupil Premium or Pupil Premium grant for our school which will help support your child's education.