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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. 


All our school meals are nut free.


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


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 may be able to 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.


  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)


If your child is eligible for free school meals, they'll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) that they are in on 31st March 2022.


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