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School Meals

Our school kitchen is managed by HC3S.

HC3S is the largest provider of school meals in Hampshire, supplying hot and cold nutritional meals to 445 primary schools across the county. 

HC3S also supplies 3 schools in Dorset and 11 in Wiltshire.

Everything is cooked in our own kitchen to the highest possible standards.

To see the latest primary school menus please click here

Special Diets

HC3S can provide special diets for pupils with allergies and intolerances who want to have a school meal.

Special diets are provided for pupils with a medical problem, not just a dislike of certain food.

Full details of the service can be found here

The Medically Identified Application form can be found here

Free School Meals Eligibility

Free school meals are available only to children whose parents/guardians are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

No other benefits qualify for free school meals.

Applying for free school meals

There is an online service, where you can check your own eligibility for free school meals, or you can check on behalf of someone else.

To complete a check you will need the following information for yourself, or the person you are checking on behalf of:

  • Name, home address and email address
  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service reference number
  • Child’s name, date of birth and school

Please note that by following the link below to the online free school meals eligibility checking service, you are leaving Hampshire County Council’s website.

www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/hants

The data you enter on the screen will be used to process your request.

Follow the link below to see the current primary school menu:

www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hc3s/primaryschools/menu

General Advice regarding food in school

We promote healthy eating and ask that parents provide healthy snacks of fruit and vegetables for break times.

We have water available throughout the day and ask that children bring drinks bottles to school for re-filling.

A small number of children do have food allergies and we ask that children do not bring in food items with nuts in their lunch boxes.

Finally, children are asked not to bring sweets to school to celebrate birthdays – instead, we invite children to wear their home clothes on their birthday.