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School Meals

School Meal Theme Weeks

Our hot meals are provided by Ideal, an independent, external catering company specialising in primary school meals.

Meals are prepared and served from our high quality school kitchen at White's Wood Academy and are in line with the Government’s Guidelines for School Meals.

Children are able to choose from 5 menu options each day, and there are regular themed meals.


Ordering School Meals Online


All school meals must be ordered using the School Meals Online ordering service


Please scroll down to see the User Guides. 


All queries relating to ordering school meals should be directed to School Meals Online. Unfortunately we are unable to provide assistance in this matter.


The cost of a school meal is £2.30 per meal.


Although all children are already provided with water, children may also bring a non-fizzy drink in a non-breakable, clearly named carton if they do not wish to drink the water provided.


Universal Infant Free School Meals


All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals. We will automatically register children for a meal. However, parents should still register with the Online ordering service and choose their child's preferred menu option. Menu Option 1 meals will automatically be provided for children if an alternative meal is not ordered.


Free School Meals


Please register with the school if you believe you are entitled to Free School Meal entitlement. This is different to the Universal Infant Free School Meal programme.


Parents in England are eligible for free school meals if they receive any of the following:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylym Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an assessed annual income that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit additional payment - payment available for qualifying parents for a further four weeeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.


If you think your child is eligible for free school meals, even if you do not want your child to eat school meals, please contact the school office. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.

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