School Dinners & Snacks

Children have the choice of bringing in a packed lunch for lunch time or of having a hot school meal.

As from September 2014 our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals under a Government initiative.

They also have the choice of bringing in a snack or participating in a Government scheme (only for certain age groups).

Packed Lunches

Please send packed lunches in at the start of the day with your child in an appropriate container, clearly labelled with the child’s name and class.

For Health and Safety reasons we request that you do not send your child in with:

  • glass bottles
  • any form of nuts and sesame seeds (due to some children being allergic to them).

We are a Healthy School so please do not include:

  • chocolate items
  • sweets
  • fizzy drinks

Children bringing in a packed lunch are to place them on the trolley located in their classroom ready for their lunch time.

Hot School Meals


Following the decision by Chartwells to close their Poole / Bournemouth operations hub, we have been made aware that they will no longer be able to provide our hot school meals. We have been working hard to secure a new provider and we are delighted to be working with Star Cuisine from September.  As such, the method of ordering your child’s meals will also change.

Each week a new Form will be sent to parents to complete if they wish for their child to have a Hot School Meal.  Please be aware that the form will be for meals taken two weeks later, ie. Form sent out on the 8th September will be for meals for week commencing the 25th and then so forth.


Reception, Year 1, Year2:
All children in these year groups are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals and as such the
meal price will be set as zero for your child.

Year 3-6:
The meal price will not change from Chartwells and remain at £2.40.  We have made this decision to shield parents as much as possible from the UK wide price rises and cost of living crisis.  If your child is entitled to free school meals, your price will be set as zero.  If you are ordering meals for September we will organise payment when we are back in school after the holidays, you do not need to pay in advance for the start of term.

Free School Meals / Universal Infant Free School Meals – The difference
Many parents confuse Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) and Free School Meals (FSM). All children in YR- Y2 are entitled to a free meal at lunchtime this is the UIFSM.  Those parents who are entitled to government benefits will often find they are entitled to FSM regardless of their year group. FSM children also attract additional funding for the school, so it is important that ALL parents, regardless of year group, that may be entitled to FSM apply via an online application through BCP’s Free School Meals (Click Here).  This ensures the school get the maximum amount of funding in that academic year.How to Apply for Free School Meals

Star Cuisine – Main Menu Only (No Cold Meals or Jacket Potato’s Available)


Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 have a daily snack of fruit or vegetable provided free through a Government scheme. Children in Key Stage 2 may bring a named snack from home for morning break.  This should be a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable or dried fruit e.g. raisins.  Drinks of water are available from the fountains during both break times and at lunchtime.  Children may bring a clear bottle  (with a sports type non spill cap) filled with water for use in the classroom.