Free School Meals
Are you eligible for Free School Meals?
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
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 income of less than £16,190
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 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)
You can also check online to see if you’re eligible:
If you are entitled to Free School Meals or are serving in the armed forces (and this is unknown to us), please contact the school office. Even if your child does not have a free school meal the school receives additional funding to support your child’s education.
Our dinners are provided by HC3S which is the largest provider of school dinners in Hampshire. The current cost of a school dinner is £2.60 per day. Lunches must be pre-paid through your child's SCOPay account. If you have not already registered for your account, please contact the school office.
Our yummy dinner menus are below:
Pictures of the lunches can be viewed via the following link
Please check the school menu available on this school website page as this may have been adjusted slightly from the above.
The Jacket potato menu (above) is available from Monday November 22nd 2021
Special Diet information can be found at
If your child requires a special diet, please register online following the link above.
HC3S, Your Award-Winning School Caterer
With over 30 years of school catering experience, our successful ethos is to provide healthy, local, responsible sourced food that children love. Our tasty, freshly cooked, nutritious dishes help your children flourish and reach their potential. As part of a balanced diet, our lunches provide a third of a child’s daily calorie intake, to aid concentration levels and give them energy to focus and to play.
We know that providing award winning meals isn’t enough and so, at HC3S we go that step further, by helping schools and the wider community to encourage children, parents, carers to live healthy lifestyles and think sustainably.
That’s why both our ‘Ready Steady Cook’ and healthy eating/lunchbox sessions, the later in collaboration we Public Health England, are fun, engaging and available in your area. Our added value ‘Food to Flourish Classroom’ resources help teachers educate children in an innovative, food related fashion that cuts across the curriculum.
Where opportunity arise, and in a Covid safe environment, we bring live cooking and food related workshops to the classrooms. Sometimes, through partnerships with our suppliers and other local food organisations, outside of the classroom, creating sensory filled memorable experiences.
Celebrate with us throughout the academic year as we support, VegPower’s Eat Them To Defeat Them campaign encouraging children to eat more vegetables, Nutrition and Hydration Week and National School Meals Week; key events in the food and drink calendar which are lots of fun.
Want to know more about HC3S?
Click on this web link www.hants.gov.uk/hc3s
Follow and review us on www.facebook.com/hc3seducation
Follow and tweet us on www.twitter.com/HC3S6
Does your child need a medical special diet to eat lunch at school?
Once you have created your account, we will be able to review your medical evidence with our NHS dietician in order to devise an adapted menu for your child's school lunch.
Living with allergies comes with its own set of rules so when it comes to food, as education caterers, we want to make this as easy as possible for you as a family. Our staff are trained in food safety and regularly update their skills on allergens. We never underestimate the dangers of food allergies and intolerances and that's why we work hard to get it right.