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School Meals

Waltham CE Primary School works with Leicestershire School Food Support to provide good value, nutritionally based school meals.



Our school meals are freshly prepared daily at St Francis School and brought to Waltham by courier in special insulated containers. Our staff are fully trained in handling and serving food safely and at the correct temperatures.


As a healthy school we actively encourage good quality nutrition and children have a variety of choices of vegetables, salad and fruit each day.


  • Dinners cost £2.55 per day for Key Stage 2 children.
  • Parents may also apply for free school meals for their child – please contact the school office for further details.
  • Dinners are free for all children in Reception and Key Stage 1 as of September 2014.


Dinners are to be booked and paid for in advance via your ParentPay account.


We also encourage healthy choices for children bringing packed lunches from home. Packed lunches need to include:


  • Something substantial (such as a sandwich, a wrap or some pasta).
  • Some vegetables or fresh fruit.
  • A yogurt or healthy dessert.
  • A drink (water or fruit juice).
  • As a Healthy school, we advise against sending sweets and fizzy drinks.


Fresh, cold water is available throughout lunchtime.


Please contact the school for more advice or information if required. School dinners are served daily in the school hall where children eat together to enjoy both school meals and packed lunches.




    Food Allergies or Intolerances: If you would like more information on your food or drink choice, please speak to a member of staff before ordering.

    Free School Meals


    Free school meals are available to children from low income households. If your child is eligible for free school meals, not only will they benefit from a free healthy and nutritious meal every lunch time, the school will also receive additional funding (Pupil Premium) to help them fulfil their potential at school as well.


    Who is eligible?


    Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:


    • 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’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

    • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

    • Universal Credit


    Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e. they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.


    Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.


    Download an application form below for free school meals.


    The free school meals form should be sent to County Hall:


    School Food Support Service
    Room 400
    County Hall
    LE3 8RB


    If you have any problems filling out the form please contact the school for help on 01664 464269.


    Additionally if you require require any advice about your eligibility for free school meals, please telephone School Food Support on 0116 3057093 or 0116 3056588.