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Eating in School

Our school meals provider is ISS Education. All parents will have an on-line account. You can log in to pay money into your children’s school meals account/s and to select meals with your children . If you prefer, children can make their selection in the morning at school with the teachers assistance. 

Any queries regarding your account can be directed to ISS Education.


Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to every child in F2, Y1 and Y2. Children just need to order their lunch in the morning (or in advance at home) and they will receive their meal free of charge. Families on low incomes may also be entitled to free school meals if they are in receipt of any of the following:

  • 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 your child does not have free school meals but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact West Berkshire Council on 01635 551111 and ask to speak to the Free School Meals team or visit the government websiteEven if you do not wish your child to have the meals, the school still receives funding which will be used to help your child.

Cool Milk

Cool Milk is the UK’s leading school milk supplier, working in partnership with local authorities and early years groups to supply free and subsidised school milk to children in pre-schools, nurseries and primary schools. Free milk is available for under-fives and subsidised milk for 5-11 year olds.

If you would like you child to receive milk at school, please complete the Cool Milk Registration Form.  

Snacks and lunchboxes

Hungerford Primary School promotes healthy choices. When providing snacks and lunchboxes for your children, why not consider including:

Lunchboxes Snacks
fresh fruit and vegetables/salad chop up raw veggies such as carrots or peppers and give them hummus or cottage cheese to dip
a source of protein such as beans and pulses, eggs, fish, meat, cheese or dairy alternative try chopped apple, satsuma segments, strawberries, blueberries, halved grapes or melon slices
a side dish such as a low-fat and lower-sugar yoghurt (or dairy alternative), tea cake, fruit bread, plain rice/corn cakes, homemade plain popcorn or sugar-free jelly breadsticks and wholemeal crackers are great finger foods. Try spreading low-fat soft cheese on them.  
water, skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, sugar-free or no-added-sugar drinks malt loaf, tea cakes or fruit breads  
Dried fruit is not recommended as a snack between meals as it is high in sugar and can be bad for teeth, but it's OK when eaten as part of a meal.
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