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Earlham Primary School

School meals information


We are extremely fortunate to have a brand new kitchen in our school where healthy, nutritious food is freshly cooked each day. Our pupils can choose from a variety of cooked meals and a salad, followed by a choice of dessert. 

 Free School meals

All KS1 children are automatically provided with a free school lunch through the 'Universal Free School Meal scheme'.  If parents are entitled to free school meals, because the family are in receipt of certain benefits, their children will also be able to make choices from our school menus.

Paying for School Meals

Meals cost £2.40 per day for all children in Key Stage 2 and are currently free of charge for children in Key Stage 1. If you receive benefits and think your child may be entitled to free school meals, please apply online via Haringey Council.


We are now a cashless school and payments for school meals must be made online using our app.  Payments should be made in advance wherever possible and dinner money debts of two weeks or more will result in a chase letter being sent home.  If we have to send 3 chase letters, we may not be able to provide a school meal for your child until the debt is cleared.


Packed Lunches

If your child brings a packed lunch to school, please ensure that it is a healthy one. We ask that you do not include sweets, chocolate bars or fizzy drinks as part of their lunch.

Please make sure that your child’s lunch box/bag is named. If your child has any dietary needs, please speak to the school office and / or our welfare officer so that this information can be shared with our team of mealtime supervisors - they are in the dining hall every day to assist and support the children.

Getting ideas and inspiration for what to include in your child’s lunchbox can be a difficult task.  Healthy eating is simply about getting a better balance and eating a wide variety of foods.  Variety is the key to a healthy diet, so try not to offer the same foods on consecutive days.  By including a broad range of different foods, a much wider variety of nutrients will be eaten.


Please note that we are a NUT FREE school so please do not send any nuts or products containing nuts (such as peanut butter or cereal bars with nuts) into school with your child.


earlham menu autumn 2023 pdf a 003 .pdf