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’.


We are proud to work with Chartwells for your children’s school lunches. Chartwells believe that the key to fuelling young minds comes from understanding both what they need and what they enjoy, which is why they develop nutritious and delicious food that pupils love, alongside helping to ensure a healthy body and mind. Their passionate culinary experts work closely with us to ensure every child receives healthy food, perfectly suited to meet their needs and dietary requirements.

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 can receive a free hot school meal (known as Universal Free School Meals), there is no charge whilst at infant school.

How to order: Log on at to choose and book your meals. Orders need to be placed by midnight Thursday, ten days ahead of the week required. For example, meals for the week starting Monday 12th would have an order deadline of Thursday 1st.

You will have received an activation letter and temporary password to set up your ParentPay account. If you need this resent, please contact the school office.

For children with food intolerances and allergies, Chartwells have a dedicated team of medical diet nutritionists on hand to support allergen aware children and their parents. More information on their medical diet process can be found here: The Chartwells Approach to Medical Diets | Chartwells

Parents and guardians can contact the medical diet nutrition team directly on:

To find out more about Chartwells, visit their website or contact the school catering team. Weblink: Primary School Caterers You Can Trust | Chartwells


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: Families who are on free school meals, can also receive some items of free school uniform, as well as support and help during the school holidays with food vouchers and access to holiday activity clubs.


Milk in individual cartons is provided via Cool Milk for all children under the age of 5, after this, parents can choose to continue with the scheme – further details are provided below.

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West Sussex, RH12 4EH
01403 260608

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