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School Lunches

At Kingsmead we use Ashlyns Organics to provide our school meals service. We chose Ashlyns because they provide a commitment to using locally sourced, organic where possible, and environmentally sound raw ingredients for our meals. 

The meals are cooked entirely on school premises by kitchen staff who are trained by Ashlyns. The menus are carefully balanced by nutritionists and the children are surveyed to see what improvements can be made. School meals cost £1.60p a day  - £8 for a week.

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Our children deserve great school dinners they enjoy eating and that are healthy as well. We work with Ashlyns to ensure that children are not only fed well but are food wise too.

From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2  can receive Universal Free School Meals. Please see the application form attached below which needs to be completed by parents/carers and handed in to the Hackney Learning Trust.

If you have a child in full time Nursery, Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 you may be able to claim Free School Meals. Please see the information leaflet below  givning information about whether you could qualify for Free School Meals. Hackney Learning Trust now have an online system for applying for Free School Meals which is easy to use and parents/carers will get an instant response as to their eligibility via email which can then be provided to the school.

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Parents/carers have to register first at Register for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium before  they can apply. Information and access to the online link is on the Hackney Learning Trust website at:

Our school lunch menus change with the seasons. See attachment below for current menus.


For those children who have a packed lunch, please note that Kingsmead has a Packed Lunch policy which is linked to our focus on promoting Healthy Lifestyles. We want to make sure that all Kingsmead children are having healthy, nutritious and filling lunches. Healthy lunches are very important for children to learn at their best and develop healthy eating habits for life. Below you can find a  copy of our Packed Lunch policy and a document outlining what should be included in a healthy packed lunch and any items that are not allowed in packed lunches. If you have any questions or concerns please do contact the school office.