We also provide taster sessions for parents and pupils, which are advertised in our weekly newsletters. Look out for the next session. If you would like to join your child for a meal at lunch time please see the school office for further details on how to make a booking.
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 you do not have to pay for your child’s school meal as you qualify for the Universal Infant Free School Meal.
You may also qualify for a Free School Meal if you meet the criteria.
How to apply for Free School Meals
If your child attends a school in Hackney, you must apply by completing an application form. You only have to apply once. We will check your entitlement against information held by the Department for Education on a regular basis so that you don’t have to renew your application every year or provide proof of your entitlement.
The Hackney Citizens Portal is the quickest way to apply for free school meals/pupil premium and confirm your eligibility.
After you have completed your application you will receive an email to confirm your eligibility, this you can take to the school. We will also send out a notification to the school of your child’s FSM and Pupil Premium eligibility.
If your child attends a school in another borough, you will have to make enquiries at the school to find out how you apply for free school meals.
Eating well is important. Children need to eat well as it will give them energy and nutrients to grow and develop, be healthy and active. A healthy, enjoyable lunch gives children the energy they need to learn and play at school.
Use the information in this leaflet to help make your child a healthier packed lunch.