To promote an enjoyable lunchtime experience at Kingsnorth CE Primary school, we work very closely with our meal provider (Caterlink) and team of kitchen staff. This enthusiastic company brings many benefits and ensures that we provide a varied and high quality meal, plenty of choice and we aim to keep costs at a reasonable level.
Children have a choice of having a hot school dinner, there is always a vegetarian option and they will cater for all allergies please contact the school for details..
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England receive free school meals. You do not need to apply for this.
However, if you are entitled to benefits, then you may be able to claim Free School Meals see below for more details and how to apply.
Children from Year 3 - Year 6 - have to pay for school dinners the cost is currently £2.30 per meal. We do ask that all payments are paid via Scopay in advance. This is unfortunately likely to rise for September 2023.
The latest Caterlink menu is available to view, see attached menu below:
Children can bring in a packed lunch to school.
The lunch needs to be provided in a suitable lunch box/bag, marked clearly with their name, (no glass bottles please).
In terms of content, we ask parents to include as healthy a range as possible, with no sweets, chocolate bars or fizzy drinks.
In the light of the increasing number of children with peanut allergies, we would ask that nut products are not included in lunch boxes, as even the smell or an airborne trace can be enough to give an allergic reaction for some children.
Free School Meals
If you are on benefits, your child may be entitled to free school meals no matter what year they are in. You are entitled to free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:
Income based job seekers allowance
Income related employment and support allowance
Child tax credit with an annual income of less than £16,190, provided they are not receiving working tax credit
The guaranteed element of the state pension credit
Support under Part VI of the immigration and Asylum act 1999
Universal credit, if you apply on or after 1st April 2018, your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they will continue to receive them until they move to a new stage of school, such as primary into secondary school.
To apply for 'Free School Meals' please go to this link: