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We have today received communication from HC3S, the school caterers, to advise that they are having to increase the school meal price by 20p, from £2.80 to £3.00, for all meal types as from 5 June 2023.   


These are challenging times for everyone, and HC3S did not make this decision lightly.  They continue to be committed to pricing meals solely to cover costs, without making a profit.  


If you are struggling to cover the costs of your child’s school meals, we would encourage you to go onto the free school meal checker online: 

www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/freeschoolmeals. to see if you are eligible.  Eligibility to FSM will also entitle the school to further funding through the pupil premium grant.  The pupil premium grant is provided to schools to help all pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation.


Please note - this price increase does not include infant school meals, which are still free to parents through the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme.  Nursery children will still need to pay for their lunches though.

Our dinners are provided by HC3S and cost £3.00 per day for Nursery and Junior school pupils. This can be paid daily, weekly or monthly and can be paid in cash at the school office or online using ScoPay.


Infant pupils receive Universal Free School Meals.


HC3S are accredited with the Hyperactive Children's Support Group's Highest Award for Excellence in School Catering in 2005 for removing a number of additives from primary school meals and continues to be re-accredited annually.