School Meals

School Meals

Breakfast Club takes place every morning between 8.30 and 8.45 am and juice, toast, beans, cheese and cereals are available.  There is currently no charge for breakfast.

Lunch is prepared on the premises and served in the school hall.  Dinner money is collected of the first day of each week for the whole week.  Arrangements can be made for students requiring a special diet for health or religious reasons.  Students may bring packed lunches if they prefer, to be eaten in the hall.  Please ensure any drinks are stored in unbreakable containers.  Packed lunches should include a well-balanced lunch with no fizzy drinks.  All students remain on the premises at lunchtimes.  There are a variety of activities available for all students at lunchtimes, these may include: quiet games, “chill out” club, watching a DVD, reading, computer games or activities in the ICT room.

School lunches cost £2 / meal and are provided by Chartwells.

Here is brief description of the service they offer:

“As you all know a balanced diet is essential for good mental and physical health and to optimise growth and development in children and young people. Adopting a healthy diet and good eating habits in the early stages of life will lay the foundations for future health. Our menu has been designed following consultations with various stakeholders in schools including school council’s, pupils, and school governors as well as our team of chefs and nutritionists.

 This three week menu is developed using the eat well plate as a guide and meets all of the Government School Food Standards and is also in line with their Gold Food for Life Standards that we hold across many school in our estate and look forward to gaining an accreditation for schools in North Somerset.

 Chartwells strive to use the highest quality fresh ingredients, free range eggs, Fair trade sugar and bananas, organic beef and pork sausages, farm assured chicken, pork and gammon and we can trace every cut of meat back to the farms of origin. We use the recommended portion size guidelines to ensure our recipes meet the nutrient requirements of all pupils and that the portion sizes are sufficient.

 Once we have had the benefit of enjoying the first three week menu cycle our area teams will arrange a meeting to review what pupils and key stakeholders in the school feel are popular and less popular dishes, using our menu selector to ensure that changes are made in line with both the ‘School Food’ and ‘Food for Life’ standards we have the opportunity to amend the menus in line with the schools and pupils needs.”

Any child attending a North Somerset school whose parents or carers receive one or more of these benefits is entitled to receive free meals at school:

  • child tax credit, provided your annual income as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs does not exceed £16,190. If you receive working tax credit you will not be entitled unless you’re in receipt of a four-week run-on
  • guarantee element of state pension credit
  • income support
  • income-based job seekers allowance
  • income-related employment support allowance
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • universal credit


Applying for free School meal

You can apply online to get an instant result. If you are eligible, your entitlement will begin on the day you apply and will end on the last day of each term. You need to apply again before the beginning of each term. You will need to apply for each child separately.

Click here to go to the North Somerset Free school meal application page.