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Free School Meals

Cater Link

Our catering provider is Cater Link, they are the London Borough of Merton's chosen provider for Primary Schools. More information can be found on their website:


If you would like your child to have a dinner at school and they have any dietary requirements, please complete the below form and return it to the school office.

Pupil Premium Grant

Schools receive additional funding to help support children who receive free school meals. This is known as the Pupil Premium Grant. Please use the link above to apply for free school meals and help your school to support all children to receive the best education possible.

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

All children attending government funded schools are eligible to receive a free school meal when they are in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (UIFSM).

Free School Meals for children in Years 3 - 6

The Mayor of London is supporting families in the current of cost of living crisis by offering all Key Stage 2 pupils (in school years 3 to 6, aged 7-11) a daily lunchtime meal, free of charge, for September 2023 - July 2024.  This is in addition to the government’s Universal Infant (aged 4-7) Free School Meal scheme.


We do hope that your child will take up the Mayor’s meal offer - as well as the financial benefit for families with a potential saving of around £500 per child on the cost of the meals – there is good evidence that the provision of school lunches helps to support a balanced diet and encourages healthy eating habits for children.