The Shrubberies School

School Meals

School Meal Price Now   £2.71 per day,   £13.55 per week   (price checked June 2024) 


Freshly cooked school dinners are provided daily. Payment for school lunches should always be in advance and all parents are encouraged to register on-line with ‘Parent Pay’. New pupils will be provided with an introduction to parent pay and an activation letter which will enable you to register securely with your chosen password. Pupils with special dietary requirements can also be catered for. Please ensure you contact Rachel Shelton in the school office for further information.

Apply for Free School Meals

For every child that is entitled to Free School Meals the school receives extra funding to enhance provision and improve progress and outcomes for children. So please apply even if you do not wish to take up your Free School Meal. You will receive an instant response as to whether you are entitled to Free School Meals once you have submitted your claim. All you need is your National Insurance Number and a current email address.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will still receive Universal Infant Free School Meals.

If your child is currently receiving Free School Meals at their primary school and transferring to secondary school in September, you do not need to reapply as  entitlement will transfer automatically to their new school unless your financial circumstances change.


Free School Meals for over 16s

All eligible students 16-18 year-old who are, or whose parents are, in receipt of eligible benefits and enrolled in further education provision/school/academy can apply for Free School Meals.

Learners who are aged 19-25 years old who have a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) or an Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) are also entitled to free meals under this scheme.


Universal Free School Meals - Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Pupils.

Government introduced from September 2014, for all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils, an entitlement to a free school meal. This will be in addition to the current free school meal service currently offered to pupils whose parents are in receipt of qualifying benefits. To find out more about this initiative to ensure a good food culture and help improve educational attainment, go to


The Pupil Premium Grant -  available to schools for every child that is registered as eligible for free school meals

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’. For every child that registers successfully for free school meals, the school gets this pupil premium. Even if you decide that your child will not have a school meal at all, you can still register your child and enable the school to receive this extra funding. Our school website page PUPIL PREMIUM tells you how the school uses this extra funding to benefit the pupils.