School Meals


Why should I choose a school lunch for my child?

Research carried out by the School Food Trust shows that children who ate a nutritionally balanced meal at lunch time were more alert and over three times more likely to be 'on-task' working with a teacher after lunch time, than those who didn't. In addition, research carried out by Oxford and Essex universities showed children eating healthier lunches do far better in tests and absences through sickness dropped by around 14%.

Our lunches are all cooked on site and all our menus adhere to the Government's Nutritional Standards.

Special dietary requirements

Your child's special diet needn't prevent them from enjoying a healthy and tasty school lunch with their friends. We can provide tailored school meals for children with special dietary requirements or medically related diets.

If your child has any allergies, intolerances or religious requirements and would still like to enjoy our freshly prepared school meals, then we need to ask you to fill in a form for us, so that we can ensure your child has a Special Menu just for them! Please do not include your child's dislikes or food preferences on the form as we cannot tailor our Special Diet Menus to these requests. Please contact the school office who will be happy to help you.

School meals are free for all children in Reception, Year  1 and Year 2. The  price from September 2023 for a school meal in Owlets and Years 3 to 6 will be £2.70. This may be paid online via Scopay using a credit or debit card.  Please make sure you make payment at the start of each term or week so your account is in credit.  You will not be charged for days that your child are sick or on a school trip.

Please click here to access our payment website.


Free School Meals

Does your child qualify? School meals will give your child a real appetite for learning and help them to achieve their full potential and have better concentration in class.

If your child is eligible it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the bills and the fuss of making packed lunches. Many children at our school are already eating free schools meals and your child may be able to have them too. Make sure you're not missing out!

Should your circumstances change whilst your child is at Burstow please complete the application form below and return to the school office. We will then be able to tell you if you are entitled to free school meals.

Please see below for our current lunch menu.

Free School Meal Eligibility
Autumn Menu 2023
Menu choice Autumn 2023