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Fern Hill Primary School

Fern Hill Primary School



Our school meals provider is Culinera. Lunches are ordered in advance using ParentPay.

Culinera prepare our lunches from scratch every day in the on-site kitchens using fresh, high quality ingredients. Menus meet, and often exceed, the school food standards and are regularly reviewed to ensure only healthy recipes are offered. Menus include a variety of plant based recipes and meat-free days. 

The deadline for ordering a school lunch is 8:00 am on the day.

A parent user guide on how to order lunches is available. Our current lunch menu is published on the Culinera Fern Hill website.

Packed lunches 

Children eat together with their class regardless of whether they have a school lunch or a packed lunch from home. Packed lunches from home must be provided in a named lunch box that can be easily stored. A still drink may be included, though water and semi-skimmed milk are available in the lunch hall.  Fizzy drinks or drinks in cans or glass bottles are not permitted. Hot food must be safely contained in a leakproof flask. Confectionery is not allowed and we are a strictly nut-free school.

Free School Meals & Universal Free School Meals

Free School Meals

Children may be eligible for free school meals if one or both of their parents receive a qualifying benefit. Further information on Free School Meals is published by Kingston Council

For queries about Free School Meals, contact the school office at:

Universal Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme which began in September 2014. 

From September 2023, the Universal Free School Meals scheme has been extended to all state funded primary school children in London boroughs. Children in Years 3-6 at Fern Hill are eligible for free school meals for the full 2023/2024 academic year. 

Please note that although lunches under this scheme are free of charge, orders must still be placed using ParentPay. 

Further information on the extended entitlement for Years 3-6 is published here.

For queries about the Universal Free School Meals scheme, contact the school at:

Allergies and special dietary requirements

If a child has any allergies or dietary requirements, the school office must be informed. Changes to allergies or dietary requirements should be reported as soon as possible. Special diets for medical needs are catered for where possible. Further information on the provision of special diets is available on the Culinera Fern Hill website

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