Meals are £3.15 (Nursery £2.50) a day and need to be paid on or before the day through the Arbor app. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are automatically entitled to enjoy free school meals (UFSM).

Whilst children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 are eligible for Free School Meals via the Universal Free School Meal initiative some families may also be eligible for Pupil Premium funding. This is an additional grant for schools for families on certain means tested benefits. By registering for Free School Meals, not only will your child receive nutritious meals but the funding is crucial for providing extra resources for the School. Check your eligibility for Free School Meals by following the simple steps outlined on the following link: Free School Meals | Hertfordshire County Council or call 0300 123 4048. You will need your National Insurance number or Home Office number when you apply.




Does your child suffer from a food allergy ?

If your child has a food allergy or intolerance and meets the qualifying criteria, then HCL have a range of delicious and nutritious menus designed especially for your child’s medical requirement.

Their on-line account system takes just minutes to create and complete and is really easy to use. You will need at hand:

  • Your child’s school details including class
  • Medical evidence of your child’s medical requirements
  • Electronic Passport style photograph (which you will need to upload on to our system)

To apply, simply go to

Once you have created your account you will be able to easily update the school and HCL with any changes to your child’s dietary needs in the future and will automatically receive new menus when they change (twice yearly).

Home packed lunches - Please do not pack any food-stuffs that contain nuts, including Nutella, as we have a number of children who have allergies to products that contain nuts.  If you are including grapes in lunches for our younger pupils please can they be cut length ways to avoid choking.

Please follow the link below for other information from HCL -


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