School Meals

Our catering contract is managed by Stir. 

Stir are a small catering business who quite simply, love food! Stir provide the children with their daily food whilst at school. Stir feel it is vital to provide healthy, nutritious meals to all, including those with dietary needs.

Stir are really looking forward to welcoming the children into the dining room and serving them delicious, home-cooked food, full of flavour and fun.

The food children eat at school plays an important role in their wellbeing, and eating a well-balanced diet not only helps to maintain and improve their health but also sets them on the right track for later life. Stir understands this and that’s why they are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food, so they can guarantee they are healthy and balanced.

Stir loves to add some fun to the dining room. They work hard to create dining experiences that are welcoming, warm, social and fun. Stir hopes that the children will look back at their school lunches and not only remember eating delicious food, but also having a great time with their friends!


Free School Meals

Prior to April 2018, children qualified for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you received any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less

    These benefits have now been rolled into a single benefit, called Universal Credit. From April 2018, free school meals and pupil premium will only be allocated to pupils with a family income under £7400 (net) per year.

Since September 2014, all children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 have qualified for free school meals, regardless of their family income, but only the children who would qualify for free meals under the above income-based criteria will receive the pupil premium.


If your child qualifies for free school meals, it’s important that you tell their school – even if they take a packed lunch – as this enables them to claim pupil premium.


The FSM allowance is automatically credited each day to the student’s ParentPay catering account, the student can then access the funds to purchase food and drink in the School canteen if he/she so chooses. An additional benefit for students eligible for FSM is the Pupil Premium. These funds are allocated to the school to provide additional support to raise the achievement of students who currently receive, or have received in the last 6 years, free school meals.


If you think your child is entitled to FSM, please complete an application form and return it to school.  Please ensure you are able to show documentary proof of any support you are receiving.