Your child will have three options in respect of lunchtime arrangements:-

  • School Meal
  • Packed Lunch
  • To go home

School Meals

Foundation/KS1 children

In line with government legislation (Universal Infant Free School Meals), all Foundation/KS1 children have the option to receive a free school meal.

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KS2 children

If your child wishes to have school meals, these are currently £12.05 per week (£2.41 per meal). Dinner money is collected in advance on Monday of the week in question. We ask that you send the dinner money into school in a sealed envelope, with your child’s name, class and the amount enclosed on the front and ask your child to hand it to the class teacher. Payment may be made in cash or by cheque. Cheques must be made payable to ‘St. John’s C.E. Primary School’.

Children enjoying school meals

If you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals, you need to contact your local District Office to make your claim and they will then inform us of your entitlement. Children will not be allowed to take Free School Meals without prior notification by the Benefits Office.


If your child wishes to bring a packed lunch, this should be in a suitable container (not a carrier bag) marked with your child’s name. We would also recommend that a cool pack is placed inside the lunch box as it is often very warm in school and this helps to keep the food fresh. We encourage healthy eating in school and ask you to bear this in mind when preparing your child’s lunch box.


If you would like your child to go home for lunch, infants must be collected at 12.10 p.m from their classroom and juniors at 12.25 p.m. This must be by prior arrangement with the class teacher. Children must be in the playground ready for the afternoon sessions by 1.10 p.m. If you wish to change your child’s dinner arrangements i.e. transferring on or off school meals, please note that we require two week’s notice.

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