School Meals

Schools Blog | City Catering Southampton

We are fortunate enough to work in partnership with City Catering Southampton to provide all students the option of a delicious, nutritionally balanced hot meal at lunchtime. A good meal helps students to focus on their studies throughout the afternoon.

We work closely with City Catering investing our resources to create our healthy menus and promoting a variety of food choices to pupils. Our menus offer three different, two-course lunches, including a vegetarian option, with a selection of desserts. Fresh drinking water is always available, along with fresh bread and a salad selection for children to help themselves to. All our meals comply with the nutritional requirements of the Government's School Food Plan. 

If your child has any specific dietary requirements or food allergies, please contact the school office and we will endeavour to devise a menu specifically for your child's needs.

For further information regarding our menus, plCity Catering Southampton on Twitter: "Back to School for kids ...ease download the LUNCHERO app from the app or play store. This app helps parents and students access the daily lunch menu, giving a visual display of every meal on offer. Parents can also use the app to recreate favourite meals at home, thanks to the in-app recipes.

Universal Infant Free School Meals

Since September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and 2 are automatically entitled to a free school meal under the Government's Universal Infant School Meals (UIFSM) policy.

Cost for Pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Currently, the cost of a lunch is £2.50 per child. As we are now a cashless office, this should be paid onto your child's online account in advance. If you have not yet set up an online account, please contact the School Office who will provide you with the details you will need for each child.

Please follow this link to access the Scopay system:

Eligibility criteria for Free School Meals:

Your child may 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
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four 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

Please contact the School Office if you believe any of the above applies to your circumstances and we can run an online check.