School lunches are  cooked on our premises offering 3 choices every day of:

RED BAND – Meat/Fish (served with pasta, rice or potatoes and vegetables or salad)

GREEN BAND – Vegetarian (served with pasta, rice or potatoes and vegetables or salad)

YELLOW BAND – Sandwich (served with pasta, rice or potatoes and vegetables or salad)

These are offered on a 3 week menu cycle. Please see the link on the right for the current menu. Bread, yoghurt and fruit are also available every day at lunch time. Please speak to the office staff about the procedure to follow if your child has allergies or a special diet. In some cases you will be asked to provide your child with a packed lunch until the procedures are in place. Please discuss the menu choices with your child. Parents of children in EYFS are asked to indicate their choices on a form which must be returned to school in advance of the meals being taken.

Dinner Money: Meals are free for children in Reception, Years 1 & 2. They cost £2.70 per day (wef 1 September 2020) for children in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6. Please pay in advance at the beginning of each half term by cheque or cash (exact amount only please). Cheques should be payable to “Herts Catering Ltd” and put into an envelope with your child’s name, their class, how much is in the envelope and what it is for. Alternatively you can pay by credit card using the SchoolGateway (see link on the right).

Packed Lunch: Children may alternatively bring a healthy packed lunch. Please ensure packed lunches DO NOT contain peanut butter sandwiches or nuts of any kind as we have children in the school with severe allergies to these foods. Fizzy drinks and chocolates are also not allowed.

Allergies – HCL already cater for children with a number of medical dietary needs across the county, but in order to provide for new children with medical allergies and intolerances you will need to complete an on-line application – click HERE to access ( You will be required to scan in a copy of a medical letter and a picture of your child. Please note that this procedure will have to take place before HCL will provide your child with a school meal.

Halal – HCL provide one halal meal a week on a Wednesday. This option is only available to children who for religious reasons require a halal meal. It is not offered as an alternative to the standard menu.






Milk is available to all children. Please pay in advance BEFORE the beginning of term (link to form on right). Free milk is available for children who are under 5 for the whole of the current term. Please see the link on the right for up to date milk prices.



September 2020 – we are sorry but we are unable to offer the KS2 mid-morning break service at the moment. We will email parents once the service resumes.

Children in KS1 are offered a free piece of fruit / vegetable everyday. KS2 children may bring in a piece of fruit/vegetable/plain cracker ONLY from home or purchase toast/fruit/healthy snacks from the school mid-morning break service. Please see the link on the right for the latest form and prices.

Useful links and documents

SchoolGateway – on-line payments

How do I use the School Gateway?

To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system.

With effect from Monday 8th March 2021 we will be offering a daily packed lunch option – ham, cheese or tuna. Children can of course bring a packed lunch from home.

Pupil Choice Lunch Menu – April – July 2021
KS2 Summer 2021 – please remember that meals should be paid for in advance

Hertfordshire Catering website

MILK – EYFS, Years 1&2 – order milk for the Autumn Term by 9am Friday 9th July 2021
MILK – Years 3,4,5&6 – order milk for the Autumn Term by 9am Friday 9th July 2021

Current mid-morning break service form (PDF) – suspended at present

Free School Meals and Milk – how to qualify/apply

Letter from the Head Teacher about Free School Meals.