School Meals

Old Stratford works with Kingswood Catering to provide the children with a balanced and nutritious diet. Below is a copy of the menu for September to October.

The price of a school dinner is £2.30 per day or £11.50 per week. You have until Wednesday at midnight to order for following week - just register, log on, order and pay. Please note there is a 10p per transaction fee for using this service.

If you are not able to order via the internet please give the office a call on 01536 201203 between 9.00 and 2.30pm so that they can arrange an alternative ordering method for you. Children entitled to free school meals can make a choice and order online.


If you wish to cancel a meal please contact the office by midnight the day before or email:


Please order on-line at




How to apply for free school meals? please see below...



Registering for free meals can benefit your child and the school.


Your child could be entitled to :-


  • £1320 worth of extra support and opportunities as well as-
  • Free school trips and
  • Free school meals.


Which pupils qualify for free school meals?


Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following


  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under par VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit


In addition, schools must provide free school meals to all pupils in reception, Year 1 and Year2. This is known as universal infant free school meals.


What are the benefits of claiming free school meals?

School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime, and they can also save you time and money.

Claiming free school meals also helps the school. We get extra funding, known as the ‘pupil premium’, for every eligible pupil who is registered.


Please also register, even if your child is currently entitled to the Universal Free School Meals (i.e. in Reception, Years one and Years two), as the school only receives funding from the government for each child registered for Free School Meals.


What is the pupil premium?

The pupil premium grant is funding provided to schools to help all pupils reach their full potential regardless of their background or financial situation.  We will receive approximately £1320 for every child registered for Free School Meals from the government.


Pupils may be eligible if they:

  • Are registered for free school meals
  • Have been registered for free school meals at any point since May 2010.
  • Are, or have been in care
  • Have parents in the armed forces


How is the pupil premium funding used?

The pupil premium is not used to pay for school meals.  Schools use the funding to improve the attainments of pupils who are eligible.

You will find more information about how we use our pupil premium funding on our website.


How can I ensure the school gets the funding?

The more eligible pupils that are registered for free school meals, the more funding the school receives.  Registering dos not mean your child has to take up free school meals if they don’t want to.

You should still register for free school meals even if:

  • Your child already receives universal free school meals
  • You would rather your child had a different meal, such as a packed lunch

Make sure you register for free school meals – It could really help the school and the opportunities and support we offer your child.


How do I apply?

If you qualify and wish to register you can apply by using the link below or contact the school office.