School Meals

Payment for meals

All Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children are entitled to free school meals under the Government's Universal Free School Meals Grant.  However, for Key Stage 2 children Chartwells (our catering company) require school meals to be paid for in advance.  Payments should be made via the school's online payment system, SIMS Pay. Please contact the school office if you need a registration code. From September 2020, the cost of a school meal will be £2.20 per day.


Free Meals

Pupils may receive free school meals if their parent(s) are in receipt of:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided the parents are 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
  • Children who receive any of the qualifying benefits listed above in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals


For further information on the above or to make an online application please visit the link below or alternatively ask at the school office for an application form.


Parents are encouraged to apply for free meals even if you prefer your child to have a packed lunch, as this attracts valuable additional funding for the school.


Packed Lunches

If your child would prefer to bring a packed lunch please ensure that this contains no nuts as we have children in school with severe allergies.  Any drinks sent in should be in a plastic container or carton.  No glass or cans of fizzy drink should be brought into school.  Please ensure that all lunch boxes are clearly named.


All food in lunch boxes should be eaten at lunch time.  In addition, Key Stage 2 children may bring in a fruit snack for morning break.  Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children have fruit for morning break provided by the school.

Autumn Menu 2020

Chartwells - Frequently asked questions

  • Marian Vian Primary School
  • ‘Member of Compass Academy Trust - A company limited by guarantee
  • Registered in England: Company Number 9323096
  • Registered Office: Oak Lodge Primary School,
  • Chamberlain Crescent,
  • West Wickham, Kent,BR4 0LJ