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Myatt Garden Primary School

School Dinners


Early Years/Reception: 12.00 -12.45pm

Key stage 1 (Years 1-2): 12.15 – 1.00pm

Key stage 2 (Years 3-6): 12.25 – 1.25pm

Children can opt to have a healthy packed lunch from home or a hot school meal.  The cost of a primary school meal is £2.30 per day unless your child is entitled to free school meals or is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, in which case they will be entitled to the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) scheme.  If your child is eligible to free school meals, please ensure that you have applied before they join the school and that you have informed the office.

Our Reception class staff take their classes down to the hall and stay to help them choose their lunch, open their packed lunches and begin eating their food.  Children remain in the dining hall until they finish their lunch, so don’t worry if your child is a slow eater.  Children are encouraged, though not forced, to eat their meals.  We will let you know if your child is not eating much at lunch. Please note that Myatt Garden is a nut-free environment.

View here to see what's on the menu: Chartwell Dinner Menu - Autumn-Winter 2022

School dinners need to be paid for in advance, either weekly, monthly or half termly. Payments should be made via Parentpay.  Children wishing to change their meal preference can only change at the beginning of each half term. Please inform the office in writing. They cannot change in the middle of a school week or during the half term.


Free School Meals

The Pupil Support Team at Lewisham deal with free school meal applications.  To apply, you will need to create an account and then submit an online application.  Please follow this link: Free School Meals

To create an account you will need the following information:

  • your full name as registered with HMRC;
  • your full address as registered with HMRC;
  • your contact details i.e. your email and /or telephone.

To complete the online application please see below:

Once you are registered an email notification will be sent to your email address requesting you to verify your account.  Please click on the link to verify your account and then complete and submit the application.

You will need to have at hand and add following details:

  • your National Insurance Number (NINO) in full a registered with HMRC;
  • your date of birth in full as registered with HMRC;
  • your contact details in full, preferably your email address.

Add all of your children who are of school age and add the following details for each child:

  • your child’s full name as shown on their birth certificate;
  • your child’s full address;
  • your child’s date of birth in full;
  • the name of the school they are attending and the date they started.

After you have submitted the online form, pupil support will review your entitlement and confirm the outcome of your application in writing.


Packed Lunches and Healthy Eating

If your child wishes to bring a packed lunch, please note that the children will all sit together during lunch time, therefore, it is important to understand the school recognises that some pupils may require special diet, or have nut and food allergies.  Parents and Carers should ensure packed lunches are as healthy as possible and advise their children not to swap food items.

The following items are not permitted in your child’s packed lunch:

  • NUTS - Myatt Garden is a nut free environment;
  • Fizzy drinks;
  • Sweets/chocolates;
  • Glass containers

If you would like to provide your child with a packed lunch, there are lots of healthy options.   See below for some ideas:

Healthier Lunchbox Recipes

Healthy Packed Lunches for Early Years

NHS Eatwell Guide

Please note that there are no facilities for reheating food provided for packed lunch.