Our school meals are cooked on the premises and provide a healthy and nutritious meal.
To place an order for your child's school lunch, please complete the forms below, ideally with your child, and return to the school office.
We operate a three colour wristband system (red, green, brown (jacket potato), which allows the children to be given the corresponding band to match their choice of meal each day. A copy of the menu is below and outside our school office.
As ALL meals are free, tasty and well balanced, please encourage your child to try the menu below. However, they may bring a packed lunch if they prefer.
Please download an order form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Request a paper copy from the office and return it upon completion.
Universal Free School Meals (UFSM)
All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils in state-funded schools have free school meals. This is known as “universal entitlement”. It was introduced by the Government in September 2014 with the aim to improve academic attainment and save families money. All pupils at Bilton Infant School receive a UFSM.
Free School Meals (FSM)
Free School Meals (FSM) Families who receive the following benefits are eligible for Free School Meals:
Families who meet this criteria can register for Free School Meals (FSM) using the link below. It is not the same as Universal Free School Meals (UFSM).
Bilton Infant School also receives additional funds for our school for those pupils identified as in receipt of FSM. We use this funding to target valuable support for pupils. More information about how we use this funding is available here:
If a pupil is eligible for FSM, they remain entitled to a free lunch during Covid-19. Where pupils are isolating due to Covid-19 parents/carers should contact the school to make arrangements to collect a deli bag from school.
The kitchen staff are happy to cater for individual dietary requirements. If your child has a recognised food allergy for which they are seen by a specialist and they require adjustments to our menu, please ask the office and we can arrange a meeting with our cook and / or Educaterers.
Please ensure the school office is also informed of any dietary requirements/allergies and subsequent changes that take place.
In order to safeguard children with food allergies the following are actively discouraged in children's lunchboxes:
nuts kiwi fruit
Children are eligible for FREE fruit or vegetable snacks each day. That provides 1 of their 5 A Day portions, and helps to increase awareness of the importance of eating fruit and vegetables. Depending on the season, there's a choice.
Children are actively encouraged to bring a water bottle into school to ensure they regularly drink throughout the day.
Please ensure this has water in it at the start of each day.
It can be topped up throughout the day when necessary.
Water is always available at lunchtimes. A choice of squash or milk is available for those taking a school meal.
Please do not send in fizzy drinks or sugar based squash drinks.
Register your child for school milk on the link below. Every child is entitled to FREE school milk until they are 5 years old.
If your child is over 5 they are entitled to milk at a subsidised rate.
Your children will start to gain all the nutritional benefits from a daily serving of chilled milk in the classroom.