Children in EYFS (Reception) and KS1 (Year 1 & 2) are entitled to have a hot school meal for free under the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme.

Children in KS2 (Years 3 – 6) can order a school meal for £2.65 per day which should be paid for on Arbor in advance. This will increase to £2.80 from Autumn 2024.

Children are able to bring a packed lunch if they prefer but the standard of our school meals is very good and we are proud of the high uptake.

Please ensure that you keep your child’s Arbor record updated with any dietary requirements or food intolerances. A vegetarian/vegan option will be available each day as standard. However, if your child has a food allergy or intolerance the Allergy And Intolerance Form (below) must be completed and returned to the School Office, along with a referral letter from a medical professional, so that an appropriate alternative option can be provided.

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

Free school meals are also available to KS2 children in certain circumstances. Please see Leicestershire County Council’s Free School Meals webpages below for details of eligibility and how to apply.

If your child is in EYFS or KS1 and receives universal infant free school meals but you would also qualify under the Free School Meals scheme, please do register for the scheme as the School will then receive Pupil Premium funding so we can better support your child. There is a leaflet below which explains this funding.

Currently, all children registered under the Free School Meals scheme also receive food vouchers worth £15.00 per week during holiday periods. Please note, this does NOT apply to children receiving Universal Infant Free School Meals.

Free School Meals Information & Online Application for Parents

The Pupil Premium Information For Parents 2021

Please contact the School Office with any Free School Meals queries.

School Milk Scheme

Our school provides a milk scheme that is available to all of our pupils and we would like to invite you to register your child. School milk is free for all under-fives and is subsidised for pupils aged five or older.

Each pupil that registers with Cool Milk will receive a carton of semi-skimmed milk every day, and it is delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom. Their school milk will not only provide them with essential nutrients, but as it is rehydrating and energy boosting it also bridges the gap between  breakfast and lunch to help children stay focused.

Milk is completely free for all children aged under five and is subsidised for children aged five or older.  Simply register at

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

We are registered with the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. This is a government programme which entitles every child in EYFS and KS1 (Linford and Bradgate classes) to a piece of fruit or vegetable each school day.

The School Fruit & Vegetable Scheme is part of the national 5 A DAY programme. Fruit and vegetables are key to a healthy lifestyle and it is recommended that children eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Research has indicated that on average children in England only eat around three portions daily, with many eating fewer.