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School Dinners

At Borrow Wood all school meals are cooked on site by our own team of cooks. There are always three main options including a pudding. There is a daily self serve salad bar with a range of bread. Vegetarian choices are also available as well as special meal requirements because of health or cultural reasons. We are happy for children to have a mix of school dinners and sandwiches.


From Monday 4th September 2023 the cost of a school dinner will be £2.50 per day. School meals are paid for online via SCHOOL MONEY. If you haven't yet activated your account, please contact the school office for further information.


Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to receive an Universal Infant Free School Meal every day.




All children who are entitled to Free School Meals because of their family circumstances bring an additional £1455 into the school budget to support their learning experiences at school. This money is known as Pupil Premium money and enables school to plan and support learning opportunities for these children.


If your child is entitled to free school meals anyway you still need to apply and register your entitlement otherwise school will not receive this additional funding.


A child is entitled to Free School meals if parents/carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:


  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit


If you are in receipt of any of the above benefits please contact the school office for further information.  You can download the form below too.  Complete the form and return it to the school office.


If you think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals please download the form below and return it to the school office for processing.