St Paul's C of E Primary School

St Pauls Church of England Gloucester

School Dinners

Nutritious, carefully balanced healthy meals are cooked daily and brought fresh from the kitchens at St Peter's High School.  Children are able to bring packed lunches or purchase hot meals from the school at a cost of £2.20 per day.  All meals are eaten in the school hall which is monitored by our lunchtime supervisors.

Please click here to see a copy of the Autumn 2018 menu

 Please note than no fizzy drinks or sweets are allowed in school.  Children are allowed to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable to eat at morning break.  In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 each child is supplied with a piece of fruit each day.

All children should bring a drink with them to school each day in a clearly named water bottle and pupils are allowed access to their drink throughout the day.


EYFS and KS1 Pupils:

In line with recommendations from the School Food Plan (2013), the governing body at St Paul’s believe that pupils perform better when provided with a hot school meal at lunchtime.


“The government’s stated aim is to improve academic attainment and save families money. Universal free school meals for all primary pupils were among the key recommendations of the School Food Plan, which presented evidence that universal free school meals can help improve health, attainment and social cohesion, and help families with the cost of living.”

“It is up to school’s to decide whether infant pupils may still bring packed lunches to school “


Children’s Food Trust.

At St Paul’s, we have adopted a “no lunchboxes” policy in KS1 and as such, all pupils in EYFS and KS1 will eat a hot school lunch each day. There will be no cost to parents for this as it is provided through the Universal Infant Free School Meal government initiative. There will be no exceptions to this expectation without sufficient medical evidence to show that a child is unable to take a school meal.


Free School Meals:

You may be eligible for free school meals if you are on income support, Jobseeker’s Allowance or child tax credit.  Please contact the office and staff will advise you how to register with the Local  Authority. The school will receive £1300 of additional funding for each child registered for FSM.