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Service Provider – Chartwells Catering Services

St Elizabeth’s School proudly support a Healthy Lifestyle encouraging our children to eat a balanced diet. School Meals are provided by Chartwells Catering Services, with the Primary School Menu incorporating tasty home-cooked dishes from around the world whilst meeting Government nutritional guidelines.

Important information from Chartwells regarding dietary requirements and allergens

Medical Diet Policy

Medical Diet request form

As of 1st April 2019 the cost of a school lunch will increase to £2.25 per day. Please ensure that credit is added to ParentPay prior to ordering school lunches as Chartwells are unable to offer a credit facility.

Effective from 1st April 2018, Chartwells Catering have launched a new menu and offer nutritionally balanced school meals costing £2.25 per child.  Toast/milk and meals must be purchased, in advance, using the schools preferred method of payment, Parent Pay.  Toast/milk payments must be received no later than 8am each Monday (or the first day at the start of a term) - late payments will appear on the following weeks list.  Please find a copy of the Schools Debt Policy in relation to the purchase of food from school - we hope that by implementing this policy we are able to help parents manage school dinner/break sales money to ensure that the school budget is available to support children's learning.

School Meals Debt Policy


Universal Free School Meals

From September 2014 to date, all children within Reception Class, Year One and Year Two are entitled to receive a school meal – completely free of charge.


Pupil Premium / Free School Meals

Where parents are in receipt of one or more of the benefits listed below, they can apply to join the Free School Meal Scheme. This enables your child to have a school meal every day completely free of charge.

  • Child Tax Credit but do not receive Working Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • In receipt of the 4 week run of working tax credit (where someone has become unemployed or reduced their hours so is no longer entitled to working tax credit) or
  • Univeral credit (provided you have an annual net household income of no more than £7,400 as assessed by most recent earnings over 3 periods). 

Additional Funding called Pupil Premium is given to school for all those children in receipt of Free School Meals. This funding enables our school to purchase additional resources, provide financial support towards school trips and employ additional staffing hours to help raise attainment levels.

Children in receipt of Free School Meals can enjoy a healthy nutritious lunch every day, saving parents time and money. St Elizabeth’s School would like to encourage all parents who meet the eligibility criteria to register a claim (even if you do not wish your child to have a school lunch), as the more people that are registered – the more Pupil Premium funding is awarded to school.

To apply for Free School Meals please follow the link 


Temporary Entitlement to Free School Meals (COVID19)

A temporary extension for entitlement to free school meals has been agreed for some additional categories of pupils. This extension is from 21 April 2020 until schools re-open to all pupils. Applications under the four categories only should be made by completing the self-declaration form below and emailing this plus any required supporting information to 

Temporary FSM Form

Should parents require support from school in sending this information to the free school meals department, please contact a member of office staff via

You should only use the self-declaration form if you wish to apply under one of the four additional temporary categories. if you wish to apply under the general critieria (income support, income based job seekers allowance etc.) please use the form available in the Pupil Premium/Free School Meals section above.