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 by Mrs Sarah O’Brien and her team, who have been awarded the highest grade of 5* for hygiene and food standards by Test Valley Borough Council. To see the latest primary school menus please see link below.
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.
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:
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 chilled and filtered water available throughout the day and ask that children bring drinks bottles to school for re-filling. If your child will not ‘yet’ drink water please speak to us so that we can manage any other choices together.
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 should not bring sweets to school to celebrate birthdays - cards and songs are much more fun!