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Hot School Meals

At Kinson, we can provide:

  • a hot meal to every child in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2)
  • a hot meal to all children entitled to free school meals on income grounds
  • a hot meal to any child in Key Stage 2 who want to pay. 


Children and parents  need to select meals in advance based on the Chartwells menu below.


Hot School meals can be ordered directly through our suppliers Chartwells at Please see instructions below. Meals must be booked in advance and bookings cannot be made at the school office.


Special dietary requirements can be catered for on production of medical evidence which can be from the GP or hospital; parents will also need to sign a Chartwells consent form.  Vegetarian diets are provided for.   


If you have any questions or concerns, please see our School Business Manager.


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All the Favourites menu - January 18th 2018

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

From September 2014, every pupil became eligible for free school meals. 

Some families will also be entitled to free school meals on grounds of income (as detailed below).  If this is the case we ask you please to still register with the council and let us know you have done so – this is really important because the school will receive extra funding and because you may be entitled to help with school uniform.


Free School Meals

Free School Meals are there to help lower income families.  You can register your child for free school meals if you receive any of these benefits. Online application form or contact the Free School Meals Customer Service Team on 01202 456222.

NB. If you are entitled to Working Tax Credit you will NOT be eligible for Free School Meals

  • Income Support.

  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)*

  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)*

  • Universal Credit

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999.

  • Child Tax Credit, but only if your annual income, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs, is no more than £16,190.

  • Working Tax Credit ‘Run On’ – the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

  • The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit. You will need the National Insurance Number for you and partner, the name and date of birth of your child and the name of the school.

*Please Note: The eligibility criteria for FSM has recently changed meaning that equal based JSA or ESA is now an eligible benefit and a parent receiving this benefit is eligible for FSM.