School Meals

Universal Free School Meals

Reception, Y1 & Y2

The government has ensured that from September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 will receive a free school meal at lunchtime. Every child in these classes is entitled to the free school meal and will be provided with one.

Primary School (Y3-Y6)

Tower Hamlets council has extended universal free school meals provision to include children of residents of the borough who attend primary school.

This scheme does not include Nursery aged pupils (2-3years). The cost of a school lunch per day is £2.50.

Free School Meals


Do you claim any of the following:

  • Benefit/Income
  • Income support
  • Job-Seekers Allowance
  • NASS
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowances
  • Pension Credit with Child Tax Credit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit with Child Tax Credit

If yes, then you may be entitled to Free School Meals.  We strongly encourage you to apply for this benefit as the school also received additional funding to provide interventions for your child. Should this scheme end and you have not applied for Free School Meals you will have to pay for your child’s meals each week.

Please click here for a Free School Meal application form and send it to the school office or you can call the benefits service on 020 7364 5000. This process is confidential.​

Lunch Menu

Tower Hamlets Caterers provide freshly cooked hot meals on site. There is a range of options including vegetarian, salad bar and fruit.