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Apply for Free School Meals

If your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, they get a free meal. However, you may be entitled to FREE SCHOOL MEALS, which give you benefits such as vouchers for meals in school holidays, free school meals until the end of Primary and discounts on school trips. Don't miss out - see if you can claim!

Paying for Meals and Trips

We are pleased to be able to accept cashless payments through ParentPay.  

To access your secure online ParentPay account you need to visit using the unique user ID and Password that you have been sent. Once you have logged into the system for the first time you can change your log in details to something that is easier for you to remember. If you have any queries or difficulties making payments using these methods, please do not hesitate to contact school reception.

School Lunches

We have fully equipped and staffed kitchens offering a wide range of food for our students. We encourage them to eat healthily and we follow government guidance, making sure we meet the highest standards with the widest choices. We offer a very substantial choice of snacks at break time, and a fully comprehensive rotational menu for lunch with a wide choice of hot main courses, pasta, jacket potatoes, salad bar, as well as baguettes, wraps and sandwiches. We change our menu twice per year, during October and Easter. 

Dietary requirements can be catered for - please record these within your Permissions Form when your child starts school.

Secondary sample menu please click here: SECONDARY MENU

Primary School lunches

All Primary School parents must pre-order lunches for the following week, by midnight on Thursday. In ParentPay, you will see the complete menu in a "clickable" format to make selection quick and easy.  Dietary requirements can be catered for - please record these within your Permissions Form when your child starts school.

To see a sample Primary menu please chick here: PRIMARY MENU

Cashless Payment using ParentPay 

Loading money onto your account is quick and easy. However, we also have cash loaders in school for pupils to use if they wish to top up their accounts.

Free School Meals (FSM)

If your child is eligible for free school meals this is completely confidential, and processed through our catering system. When students pass through the tills, there is no differentiation between students on free school meals or those paying. Our reception staff are always on hand to help you apply for FSM. You can find the application link at Swindon Borough Council below:

Free School Meals Application Form


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