Fresh Ideas Feeding Minds

All our school meals are prepared ‘in house‛ by our own Catering Team using fresh ingredients. We try and source local ingredients wherever possible, even using produce from our own school gardens as they are available.

Producing our own meals is an important part of our school, linked to our curriculum through our outdoor learning, healthy schools programme and cooking opportunities. Our kitchens come under strict regulations and we ensure we adhere to the Nutritional Standards, as advised by the School Food Trust. 70% of our meals are made from scratch and we will working toward becoming a Food for Life School. This will entail using quality produce including Red Tractor meats, free range eggs and local produce.

Every day there is a meat as well as a vegetarian option, with other choices including pasta, baked potatoes with various toppings, salad or school packed lunch. All meals include a dessert.

The charge for a pupil meal is £2.50 per day. This can be paid weekly, monthly, half termly or termly in advance.  To order your child a lunch please visit the ‘My Child At School‘ App. If a pupil is absent and misses their meals then any credits will be carried forward.

Our enthusiastic Catering Team also prepare the meals for two other schools in the local area as well as catering for staff, visitors, special events in school and Parent Lunches.


Free school meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 automatically get free school meals. Parents and guardians are encouraged to apply for free school meals when they enrol their child in school as this can help their child’s school to attract additional ‘pupil premium’ funding to support learning.

From Year 3 onwards, children whose parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits are entitled to free school meals:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBSJA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA)
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit,( provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – ( the payment you get for a further 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

How to apply

Visit the Devon County Council website to apply for Free School Meals.