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School Lunches

“Good food provision in schools has been shown to lead not only to healthier children, but to improved attainment.”


At Freegrounds Infant School we understand a healthy balanced diet is kept to an individual fulfilling his or her full potential in life. We believe it is important to enjoy a varied and interesting diet while understanding that certain food groups should be eaten in moderation.


Children are welcome to bring a packed lunch to school but we do encourage them to take up a hot school lunch. Our hot lunches are provided by award-winning caterers HC3S, their plan is about good food and happiness. It is about the pleasures of growing, cooking and eating proper food. It is also about improving the academic performance of our children and the health of our nation.

In 2014 it was introduced for all Key Stage 1 children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are offered a hot school dinner FREE of charge.


If your child does prefer to bring in a packed lunch this needs to be provided in a suitable named lunchbox along with an ice pack as the school building is always warm and we do not have the facility to refrigerate all the lunches. You are encouraged to pack a healthy meal for your child. Please also note that our school is nut free so we ask that nothing containing nuts is packed in lunchboxes as this could pose a potential serious risk to a number of children that have nut allergies.


Should your child have a special dietary requirement please notify the school office who will be happy to assist.


The current menu along with menus in other languages can be found here:



Some families provide us with information on their data collection sheet, that their child has a beef free diet or a pork free diet. (This is a choice rather than a medical dietary requirement.) Therefore HC3S have provided us with these menus. They DO NOT offer alternative options but do state which option those following a specific diet can opt for.



Please see below our whole school food policy.