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Gonerby Hill Foot

Church of England Primary School


School Lunches

We have a fantastic school kitchen and provide delicious meals at lunchtime. We are always listening to our pupils and it is great to hear how much they enjoy their meals. We take their views very seriously and review the menu where necessary.

In addition to the ordered meals, we have a salad bar where the school lunch children can help themselves to the variety of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as fresh bread.

Some pupils are part of our Foodie Group and helped put our menu together. They had to think really carefully because the menu must be healthy and nutritious and also comply with the School Food Standards, as well as what children would like to eat. It would also be great if some parents joined our Foodie Group; please let us know if you are interested.

GHF School Meals menu

Our menu is based on a three week cycle and which runs for each school term.  There are special event menus for some dates such as Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas.

We can provide adjustments for special diets provided that you complete the special Diets form and contact the School Office.

Special Diet form

Not only are our hot school lunches healthy and nutritious, they are also excellent value for money. All meals for infant pupils (in Reception, Year and Year2) are free. For pupils in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6), meals cost £2.30 per day or £10.50 per week (the equivalent of £2.10 per day). If you have more than one child in Key Stage 2, there is a special discount for siblings. 


All meals, both free and paid meals, must be pre-ordered using our simple online system at by Wednesday of the preceding week.

First time users need to register using a unique code which can be obtained from the school office.  Here is a User Guide to help you but if you have any problems with registering or ordering, please contact us as we are happy to help you. Please read our Terms and Conditions for ordering and payment of school lunches.

Payments for Key Stage 2 are made online when the order is placed. You can pay by debit and credit card.

Free School Meals 

If you receive one or more of the following benefits you will be able to claim a meal for your children:

  • Universal Credit ((provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual household income of less than £16,190 and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit  run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

The best and quickest way to apply for Free School Meals is to do it online by following this link. Parents can also complete the registration form below.

Did you know that the school receives a Pupil Premium payment for the year in which families are eligible for free school meals and automatically for the following five years? This year it is £1,300 per free school meal pupil. This additional funding will be invested in your child to help them achieve more at school. You will also get additional support towards the cost of residential trips and visits. Your child will also receive free school milk.

Also, did you know that the school receives a Premium of £300 for children of Armed Service Personnel? Please let us know if your child can attract extra funding for the school.

Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all receive free school meals but it is still important that parents apply for Free School Meals if they are eligible so that their child receives the additional academic benefits provided by the Pupil Premium.

Healthy Eating 

Research shows that pupils are more likely to concentrate in lessons if they have eaten a nutritionally balanced meal at lunchtime. By choosing school lunches, you will not only be saving yourself the time and hassle of preparing a packed lunch every day, you can also be sure that your child is getting the range and amount of food that will help contribute to their health and well-being.

Packed lunches 

We have gained Healthy School status which means that our eating and exercise policies encourage children to grow healthily.  All school meals are provided in accordance with the School Food Standards but children may bring in a packed lunch. We do not have refrigerated facilities therefore we recommend that is brought in a cool-bag depending on the nature of food. Please note that, as a Healthy School, pupils are not allowed sweets and confectionary (such as chocolate bars) or fizzy pop in their packed lunch. Due to potential allergies, nuts are also not allowed.


Milk is available to all pupils and free for pupils entitled to Free School Meals. Paid milk orders are made by registering with  or by contacting Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913. The cost is subsidised and works out about £15 per term.