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Hot School Meals

Hot school meals are provided by Hampshire County Council education catering services. Meals can be booked via Wisepay. All children in Key Stage 1 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals.

Who provides my child’s school lunch?

St. Katharine’s school lunches are provided by Hampshire County Council education catering services, a well-established company, who provide healthy, high quality meals. They use locally produced food whenever possible and offer a varied, nut-free menu with vegetarian options each day. Hampshire County Council education catering services can also cater for dairy free, egg free and wheat and gluten free diets.

What does my child get for lunch?

A school lunch consists of a meat or non-meat option, served with vegetables and salad, a carbohydrate (i.e. potatoes, pasta or rice) and a dessert of the day. An alternative to the day’s dessert will be available with a choice of fresh fruit, yoghurt or cheese and biscuits. There is also bread available for children and water for drinking.

Special Dietary Requirements

If your child requires a medical special diet provided at school, you will need to create an account to register your child for a medical special diet.  Please follow the below links to register.

Register your child with Hampshire County Council education catering services for a special diet here

Free School Meals

All children in Key Stage 1 will be entitled to Universal Free School Meals.

We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Healthy school food has obvious health benefits and can help pupils establish healthy habits for life. Healthy school food can also help to improve pupils’ readiness to learn. Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals. Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit. You must also have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018, your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get


Registering for free meals can also raise an extra £1,320 in funding each year for the school. This can fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities. This money could make a significant difference to us and therefore your child. Please register even if your child is currently receiving Universal Infant Free School Meals.


This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed above.

For more information or you need help applying, or to download an application form, please contact our BCP's Free School Meals team on 01202 123222, or follow this link for the BCP website.

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