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Fern Hill Primary School

Fern Hill Primary School

Ordering School Lunches

Ordering School Lunches

You order and pay for school lunches online via ParentPay.

  • Go to and log in.

  • From your homepage, click on the Book meals and places button under your child's name.

  • Select Lunchtime and the appropriate week commencing date from the drop-down boxes, then click on the Make or view bookings button.

  • For each day that you require a school lunch, click on your selected main course. Use the Next week tab located at the top right of the menu to move to the following week.

  • When you have made all your selections, click on the Confirm bookings button at the very bottom of the page.

  • If a payment is required, the page will navigate to the basket. You can choose to pay straight away or continue shopping for further weeks or any additional children.

  • For children in Nursery or Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 — you must pay within 2 hours of adding the lunches to your basket or your order will be cancelled automatically by ParentPay.

  • To view the menu and the choices you have made:

    • Go to and log in.

    • From your homepage, click on the View taken meals and menus bar on the left-hand side of your screen. You can view both previous and future orders and your menu selections.


For children in Nursery, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, the cost of a lunch is £2.45. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM). The UIFSM Government initiative provides FREE school lunches for all children in Reception and KS1. Even though you do not need to pay for these lunches, you must still place an order for them via ParentPay and make a selection from the menu.  

Free School Meals

If you are eligible for Free School Meals, please do continue to apply for them, even if your child is eligible for UIFSM. Maintaining your eligibility attracts funding for the school from the Government that is used to enhance educational and recreational opportunities for your child, e.g. subsidised school trips. Whether your child is in Reception or Year 6, if you are eligible for Free School Meals, please claim them!

Order deadline

Due to the system requirements of ParentPay, an order deadline applies. Orders must be placed before midnight on the Sunday of the previous school week.


If your child has a serious allergy, please contact the school office. You will need to complete a Special Dietary Information Form and make an appointment to meet with our Catering Manager before you order. A letter from your Doctor may also be needed with details of your child's allergy. 

Lunchtime clubs

Please ensure that you do not order school lunches on days when your child attends an extracurricular lunchtime club. Your child should bring a packed lunch from home on these days.

Amendments and cancellations

You can change your lunch order up until the deadline. If you are cancelling a lunch you have already paid for, a credit will automatically be added to your ParentPay account. We do not refund lunches missed due to absence from school for illness or any other reason.


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