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St Swithuns CE Primary School

School Meals

Ordering School Meals Online

You can now order all your child's school meals online through Parentmail. Below are some useful documents to help you through the process. If you haven't signed up for parent mail please contact our Reception team to find out more.

Instructions for Ordering Through Parentmail


School Meals

School dinners are cooked in the school's own kitchen. 

Our wonderful cook and her team prepare tasty and nutritional meals every day for our children. A healthy choice is offered to the children of either: meat/fish or a vegetarian option.  We also have a salad bar and fresh fruit available daily. Children are able to choose a hot meal or a brunch bag.  

Lunch Menu

Free School Meal Info

Packed Lunches

Some of our children prefer to bring their own packed lunch into school.  We encourage parents to provide a healthy lunch with no fizzy drinks or chocolates/sweets.

We have children with severe nut allergies in school, so please do not pack anything that contains nuts, this includes chocolate spread and some cereal bars.  St Swithun’s is a “nut free” school. 


We do not allow children to bring in sweets, chocolates or fizzy drinks.  We encourage children to bring in fruit as a healthy option.

Free School Meals

You may be entitled to free school meals if you are receiving one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based)
  • Child Tax Credit (as long you do not receive working tax credit & earn less than  £16, 040)
  • State Pension
  • Asylum Support Service (NASS)
  • Income related employment & support allowance

For more information please ask Mrs Katy Warne in the school office.


Is your child eligible for free school meals?  All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are now entitled to a universal offer of free school meals.  Many children in Years 3 to 6 may also be eligible.

Whichever year group your child is in, if he/she is entitled to free school meals anyway (regardless of the universal offer) you still need to apply and register entitlement, please, because all children who are entitled to Free School Meals due to their family circumstances bring an additional £1,320 into the school budget to support their learning experiences at school.  This money is known as Pupil Premium Funding and enables us to plan and support learning opportunities for these children.