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Hot School Meals

Hot school meals are provided by HC3S. Meals can be booked via WisepayAll children in Key Stage 1 will be entitled to Universal Free School Meals from September 2014.

Who provides my child’s school lunch?

St. Katharine’s school lunches are provided by HC3S, 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. HC3S 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, Yeo Valley yoghurt, rice pot 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.

For children already receiving a special diet 

For children starting in Early Years Sept 2021

Once you have created your account, we will be able to review your medical evidence with our NHS dietician in order to devise an adapted menu for your child's school lunch.

Free School Meals

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

Who qualifies for free school meals?

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)

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