School Dinners and School Milk


We are a nut free school! Children are permitted only fresh or dried fruit, vegetables or cheese for morning snack. Sweets, chocolate, biscuits, crisps and nuts are not allowed. Please label your child’s snack as it gets put in the box in the classroom at the start of the day.

TIP: Write the name on a small piece of masking tape and stick it on the snack, or put it in a named, disposable food bag rather than a plastic container (as the children often eat their snacks in the playground). During the afternoon all children are offered a piece of fruit or vegetable which is provided by the NHS to encourage ‘5 a day’.


All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 can have a free hot meal (Universal Free School Meals) or your child can bring a packed lunch to school which is eaten in the school hall. The majority of our children have a hot meal. Meals can be viewed and selected via Parent Pay, and parents have to order a meal for their child 10 days in advance. You will receive activation details and guidance on how to order, when your child joins the school.

Each class has a midday supervisor responsible for the children during lunchtimes. We really encourage all children to eat healthy lunches. Our hot meals are nutritionally balanced and include a main course, dessert and drink. If your child has a packed lunch, please make sure they have a drink in their lunch box every day. Children must not bring glass bottles or cans. Please do not include sweets, nuts (because some children have nut allergies) or fizzy drinks.


Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for ‘free school meals’, this is different to ‘universal free school meals’ and will allow your child to receive a free hot meal beyond Year 2. In addition to this, it allows the school to claim valuable ‘pupil premium’ funding which is  additional funding that the school can use to ensure we are providing support for the children that most need it. If you think you may be eligible, then please apply online via: or contact the school office who will help you apply. Families who are on free school meals, can also receive some items of free school logo uniform.


A culinary revolution has taken place in West Sussex primary schools with the arrival of Steamplicity™, Chartwells unique hot meal service. Steamplicity™ meals are delicious, nutritionally balanced dishes, individually prepared and cooked to perfection on the school premises.

Using only high-quality ingredients sourced from approved and trusted suppliers, Steamplicity™ offers an exciting range of tasty hot main courses that children enjoy. There’s also a delicious vegetarian option each day, together with a choice of accompaniments and salads, a selection of hot fruity desserts and a satisfying healthy drink.

So if, up to now, your child hasn’t been eating school meals, this is definitely the time to give them a try.

 For more information about Chartwells, or to view menus click on the link below:

West Sussex Meal Selector

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Hawkesbourne Road, Horsham,
West Sussex, RH12 4EH

01403 260608

Rosemary Thompson
Heather Deacon

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