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:
• Universal Credit
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 £2.60 as of Autumn term 2021 until 31st March 2022. From 1st April 2022 the cost will be £2.78. 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To ensure that food groups are not withdrawn from pupils’ diets without medical supervision and to also ensure that we have a full understanding of the medical implications, applications for special diets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: https://hertscatering.co.uk/allergy-menu-application/
The cost of milk for the Summer Term 2022 for infants and juniors will be £20.13. However, children who receive benefit related free school meals and children who are 4 years old for the whole of the term are entitled to free milk (this must still be ordered). Children in years Rec, 1 & 2 who are not entitled to benefit related free school meals and Junior aged children need to pay with their milk order.
If your child wishes to have milk, please print, complete and return the form below (attached), to the school office. (Milk order forms can also be found in the leaflet holder in reception area of the school).
Payment can be made online via the School Gateway.