School Meals

Tasty and nutritious meals are prepared in our school kitchen offering pupils a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes.
If you would like your child to have school meals (whether paid for, Free School Meals or Universal Free School Meals) we require that you let us know 2 weeks before starting school lunches to allows us to plan properly and keep costs as low as possible. If your child requires a personalised menu, this could take longer than 2 weeks to arrange as the Catering Manager would need to be consulted.

Meals are charged at £2.40 a day (£12.00 a week) and must be paid for at least a week in advance. You can pay using BACs or via the school office by cash or cheque.

If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals please ask the school office for a form. Once you have filled it out please return it to us and we will send it on to the Local Authority who are responsible for assessing whether a child is eligible for Free School Meals. You can still apply if your child is not fed orally, this could entitle your child to additional funding.

Who is entitled to a free school meal?

• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guaranteed element of State 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

Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e. they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.

Who is entitled to a free school meal under the Universal Free School Meal scheme?

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 at state-funded schools in England. That includes infant pupils in maintained infant and primary schools, free schools, academies, schools for pupils with special educational needs and pupil referral units. Pupils at maintained nursery schools, direct grant nursery schools, independent schools and general hospital schools are not included.

This does not automatically entitle your child to Pupil Premium funding. You would need to complete and be successful in an application for Free School Meals.

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Friends of Greenmead

The Friends of Greenmead (FOG) is the registered charity of Greenmead School. It depends on the support of parents, friends and staff for its success. Through FOG’s fundraising activities, Greenmead pupils have access to a range of facilities which would not otherwise be available. This includes funding Music Therapy. New parents are encouraged to join. If you would like to make a donation to the school please contact the school office or go to

Charity Name: Friends of Greenmead Charity No.: 1012795