School Meals

Please click to see our current Lunch Menu

We have an excellent uptake of school meals at St Stephen's.  Our Kitchen Manager, Mrs Foulkes and her assistant Mrs Harrison work hard to ensure the children are served with wholesome, healthy food.  If we are having a special theme day or week in school, Mrs Foulkes will work with us to plan a school meal that links in to our theme - during our International Week the children enjoyed food from a different country each day throughout the week.


At Christmas time the whole school - children, staff and governors - sit down in the Hall for Christmas Dinner together:




Tables set for whole school Christmas Dinner and enjoying the festivities together.




We take part in the 'Health Schools' initiative. If you choose to provide your child with a snack for morning break, please ensure it is a piece of fruit or vegetable only. For those children on packed lunches, please provide some healthy choices but no sweets. As an Eco School, we are also aiming to cut down on plastic waste and packaging.


Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to UFSM (Universal Free School Meals).


We encourage families who are entitled to standard free school meals to register for these even if you are in Reception or KS1 or choose to bring a packed lunch to school.  Registering for free meals could raise extra funds for the school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff and to fund school trips.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you receive 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 WorkingTax Credit and 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)

The local authority have produced a leaflet as a guide to Free School Meal eligibility 

Free School Meals Leaflet


If you think you may be eligible for free school meals please use this link to apply through the local authority,