School Meals

Horsenden Primary School's school meals are provided by ISS Catering.

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 - If you have a child in Year 3, 4, 5 or 6 school meals must be paid for, before the meals are eaten. The price of school meals is £2.35 per meal (£11.75 per week).  We have a one day rule which means that you are not allowed to be in debt for school meals by more than £2.35 (i.e cost of a meal for one day).  If you are in debt for more than one day, your child will not be given school meal and you must provide a packed lunch.

If you have recently joined Horsenden Primary School, you need to register your child's details with ISS Catering.  To register your child's details or make payments for school meals, please click here

If you have any problems with registering or topping up your account, please give ISS Catering a call on  020 3903 0412 between 8.15am and 3.30pm (2.30pm on a Friday) or email feedinghungryminds@uk.issworld.com

Universal Infant free school meals - Reception, Y1 & Y2

Universal infant free school meals are available for all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This initiative has been developed with the purpose of aiding child development, supporting academic performance and improving levels of healthy eating.


If you think you may be entitled to benefits-related Free School Meals, please scroll down the page to the section called 'Free School Meals (benefits related) for more information.


Lunch Menus

There are three weekly menus on rotation - Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3.

See the menu below which lists the dates the menus will be served. 

Halal options are served every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Summer Term 2024 Menu

Free School Meals for all primary aged children in 2023/2024

All primary aged pupils in London are eligible for free school lunches for the academic year!

The Mayor of London is offering grant funding for the 2023/24 school year to pay for free school meals for key stage 2 pupils at state schools, who do not qualify for Government-funded income-related free school meals. This is to help with the cost of living crisis.

If your child is in Years 3 to 6, this means they will be entitled to a free school meal for this academic year (Sept 2023 to July 2024). This could save households hundreds of pounds. 

The Mayor of London has since extended free school meals for all children to the academic year 2024/2025. If you would like further information, please contact the School Office on 020 8422 5985.


Free School Meals (benefits-related)

Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you receive one of the following:

  • Income support,
  • Income related employment and support allowance,
  • Job seekers allowance (income based),
  • Child tax credit,
  • Universal credit or
  • Pension credit with child tax credit and have an annual income of less than £16,190 (and not in receipt of working tax credit) 
  • Or if you are assisted by the National asylum support service (NASS).

Parents who receive job seekers allowance or employment and support allowance which is contribution based,
working tax credit or other benefits are not eligible for free school meals.

If you believe you may be entitled to free school meals and need assistance with your application,

please speak to Mrs Metcalf in the School Office, who will be able to assist you.


Packed Lunch Guidance

Please find below our packed lunch guidance which was created in collaboration with our parents and carers.

Click here to view the letter to parents regarding lunchbox guidance.