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Lunch Information and Menus

School Lunch Information during lockdown

From Monday, 18th January 2021, we will be offering school lunches to all pupils who are in school. Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 will receive universal free school meals as usual. Children in Years 3, 4 5 and 6, who are not entitled to a free school meal, will need to pay £2.10 via parent-pay for a school lunch. No cash will be accepted.

There is no need to pre-book. Children will order in the classroom each day as usual. 

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School Lunches

At Willingdon Primary we are very pleased to be using the County Council’s school meals provider, Chartwells. Menus are available, or on display at the school office.


All pupils are asked to select their choice of meal at registration time. Children may wish to bring a healthy mid-morning snack, but please do not give your children nuts, chocolate, sweets or crisps

Free School Meals (FSM)

Although children in Key Stage 1 (Infants) automatically receive a free school dinner it is important that if you are eligible you still apply to the Free School Meals section as the school will receive additional funding known as Pupil Premium. 


All applications remain confidential and if you are eligible it will not affect any benefits you are already receiving.

If you have any queries regarding this please do not hesitate to contact the school office.


If you feel you may be eligible, please apply by following the link below:




The current cost of a school lunch is £2.10 - however pupils in KS1 (Infants) are entitled to a lunchtime meal free of charge.


We no longer take cash as payment for school meals, we have an e-payment system to pay for and pre-book school lunches.


This can be undertaken online using a secure website called ParentPay. Please download the ParentPay Instruction guide on the left.


School meals have very strict guidelines on their nutritional content and these guidelines are met by all food served to our children. Chartwells provide a 2-course meal with bread and a drink of milk or water depending upon the child’s preference. There is a vegetarian option as well as jacket potatoes. Fresh fruit will also be offered as an alternative to the pudding.


There are regular events run to encourage the children to eat school meals, for example Chartwells carried out special event for Australian Day; they also ran events for the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day!

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