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School Lunch Menu

Southampton City Catering provides delicious hot meals for the children with a daily choice between a meat and 2 vegetarian options. We are fortunate to have all our meals cooked onsite daily by our Head cook and her team of staff.  

The children are able to choose from three different meal choices, the blue, yellow or purple option.  Details of the meal choices can be found via the link below. (Scroll down past initial page which is upside-down, due to this being the printable version!)

Winter 2019 lunch menu - click here. 


Packed lunches

If your child prefers to bring a packed lunch, please ensure that boxes/bags are clearly named. Remember that we are a 'Healthy School'. Glass bottles, fizzy drinks and sweets are not allowed in school for health and safety reasons. Due to some children having severe allergies we ask that packed lunches do not contain sesame or nuts.


Children can choose to have a hot meal or bring sandwiches on a daily basis.

The children are supervised by a dedicated team of Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants.  The team work with the children over the lunch break encouraging play skills, good manners, safety and making new friends.


Universal Free School Meals

Currently, all pupils in Year R, Year 1 and Year 2 in state funded schools in England are entitled to a free school meal (UIFSM).


Free School Meals

If you are unsure if your child is entitled to Free School Meals, you can check eligibility online at or by asking at the school office for a paper form. It is important that you complete this form whether or not your child wishes to have hot school meals. Children entitled to 'Free School Meals' will be entitled to pupil premium.  Please see the Pupil premium section for further information.


Dinner Money - KS2 Only

Dinner money can be paid termly, half termly or weekly in advance.  If you are unsure of which days your child will require a cooked dinner, simply send money for the number of days and they can order them as required, credits can be held for meals not taken.


It is extremely important that money is sent in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the following:

  • child's name
  • class
  • the amount (currently £2.25 per day)

We would strongly advise that all money is sent using our Internet Payment system or in the form of a cheque (made payable to 'HET t/a Thornhill Primary School').