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School Meals & Milk

Free School Meals

Children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) with a parent/carer in receipt of one of the benefits listed below may be able to claim free school meals:

• Income Support 
• income-based Jobseekers Allowance 
• income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
• support under Immigration and Asylum law 
• the guarantee part of state pension credit 
• Child tax credit and you have an annual income of £16,190 before tax or less 
• Working tax credit during the 4 week run on period 

• Universal Credit

Apply online here or call 0300 123 4048 


Universal Infant Free School Meals

Children in Reception, Y1 & Y2 are all automatically entitled to a FREE school meal. If you are in receipt of any of the above benefits please still click here and register so that school can claim additional funding (Pupil Premium) for your child.


We offer healthy, nutritious school dinners provided by Herts Catering Ltd. The daily cost for these is £2.50 as of Spring term 2019. Dinners must be paid for in advance, preferably online via the School Gateway


To see the current menu please click here


HCL offers specifically adapted menus in line with our mainstream offer for selected food allergies, intolerances and some cultural choices. We pride ourselves on having a rigorous process in place to provide a safe meal service to pupils with food allergies or intolerances. We have created a new, online application service that simplifies applying for a Special Diet Menu. This is the required process for all new applications for special menus.

To ensure that food groups are not withdrawn from pupils’ diets without medical supervision and to also ensure that we have a full understanding of the medical implications, applications for special diets for medical reasons can only be made with supporting evidence from a GP, hospital consultant or dietician. If you do not hold medical evidence there is a form that can be downloaded and taken to a GP for them to stamp and sign.

The application usually takes about ten minutes to complete and can be accessed using this link:


School milk can be ordered via school from HCC each term. Milk is free of charge until the term your child is 5 years of age.

Milk must be ordered and paid for in advance - the cost for Autumn Term 2019 is £18.98

Payment can be made as cash brought to the office, cheque made payable to HCC or online via the Gateway

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