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School Meals

We are pleased to welcome Chartwells into Drapers Mills to provide our school meals.

Please see below for their menu.

During the morning registration, the children are asked what they are having for lunch – a simple response of “packed lunch” or “school dinner” is needed.


Parent Pay

Parent Pay is easy to use, compatible with most devices, can be topped up via debit card or paypoint and will allow you to pay for school dinners whenever it's convenient (not just during office hours)

Please see the video below for a quick overview.


For more information please see the parent pay website.


Packed lunches

Children choosing packed lunch, are asked to bring in their packed lunch and leave it in the designated places shown to them by their teacher. Please make sure their lunch boxes/bags are well labelled with their names.


Universal Infant Free school Meals for Key stage 1

As of September 2014, all key stage one pupils attending schools in the United Kingdom are entitled to free, cooked school meals. This is called Universal Infant Free School Meals and is an automatic entitlement that you do not need to apply for. If your child would prefer a packed lunch, they may bring their own from home.

Please see the information below about Free School Meals. If you meet the criteria for Free School Meals we strongly encourage all parents to apply, as this results in additional funding for the school. (Applying for Free School Meals will not affect your entitlement to Universal Infant Free School Meals in any way).


Applying for Free School Meals

You may be entitled to free school meals for your child. The quickest and easiest way to apply for school meals is online. Alternatively if you can’t apply online, please collect a paper application form from the school office. KCC will notify you once your application has been assessed.

For each pupil in receipt of free school meals, the school receives additional funding called Pupil Premium. Therefore it is imperative that all parents who are eligible for free school meals apply, regardless of whether your child actually has a school dinner or a home packed lunch.


Please click HERE to apply for Free School Meals online.



At Chartwells, the safety of the pupils we cater for is our number one priority. We understand the importance of ensuring that pupils with medical diets can continue to enjoy a safe, balanced meal alongside their peers in school. As such, the Chartwells medical diet policy has been developed specifically for the school kitchen environment and enables us to cater to as many children as possible, as safely as possible.


If you believe your child requires a medical diet please read the information below and complete the forms required and return them to school for the information to be given to Chartwells.



Parents Guide and Policy for Medical Diet

Medical Diet Request Form

Medical Diet Evidence Form