School Meals

School Dinners

The school meals service at Beaufort is run by an outside provider, Alliance in Partnership (AiP).  The dinners offer a nutritionally balanced menu and include a salad bar. The children pre-order their school dinner each morning from a choice of 2 main dishes (at least one vegetarian) or a jacket potato with a choice of 2 fillings or a packed lunch with a choice of 3 sandwich fillings. Children are offered milk every lunchtime.

Click here for the Spring/Summer 2018 Menu


Click here for Catering update 2017

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal. However, we would still encourage you to register for free school meals even if you are not currently eligible (see below). For each child registered our school receives valuable extra funding to support your child.

Universal Free School Meals – English
Universal Free School Meals – Polish
Universal Free School Meals – Russian
Universal Free School Meals – Slovak

Schools dinners cost £2.15 each for children in Key Stage 2. Dinners must be paid for in advance and money can be brought into school either at the beginning of the week or each morning.

Children may bring in a packed lunch. This must not include a hot drink or hot soup. Glass bottles, cans or fizzy drinks must not be brought into school.

Free School Meals

Your child qualifies for free school meals if you are getting one of the following support payments:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, unless you are entitled to Working Tax Credit, and you have an annual income as assessed by HMRC that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guarantee credit element of State Pension Credit.

Children must be in education before and after lunch to qualify for free school meals.

How do I claim free schools meals for my child?

We are using a new online Free School Meals application service. Applications can be made online directly by parents/carers or by school on behalf of parents/carers.

Applications only need to be completed once during your child’s time at Beaufort Primary School. Therefore we are asking every parent/carer to complete an application even if you are not currently eligible.

You can either or You can either apply directly at or download and complete the Claim for free school meals form and return it to school where we will make an application on your behalf. Forms are also available at the school office.

Playtime Snacks and Drinks

We have been awarded the Healthy Schools Award and participate in the Free Fruit for Schools Scheme. Children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are encouraged to have a piece of fruit each day. Other children may purchase a healthy snack at playtime or bring a piece of fruit or cereal bar to eat during playtime.

All children have access to drinking water each day. Cold water dispensers are provided in school and bottles may be purchased from the office or brought in from home.

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