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Rauceby Church of England


School Meals

Here at Rauceby, we believe that all children need a nutritious lunch to help them succeed in school. Research shows that children are more likely to concentrate in lessons if they have eaten a nutritionally balanced meal at lunchtime. By choosing a hot school lunch, you can be sure that your child is getting the range and quantity of food that will keep them healthy and alert in school. 


The school is provided with a range of nutritious meals by our school meals provider - Willoughby Foods.The lunchtime menus are placed online and parents can access these via the website.


School Meals are free for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. 


Key Stage 2 parents may choose for their child to bring a packed lunch or may prefer a cooked meal. There is a cost for a school meal for the older children, which are charged at £2.40.


Who is entitled to free school meals?


All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive Governnment Universal Free School meals. 

Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit* and have an annual household income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on -paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credits.
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after thge 1st April 2018 your household income must be less than £7400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).
  • Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.


If you believe your child is entitled to free school meals please follow the link below to check eligibility. The school will assist your claim in any way we can.


Our school meals are provided by Willoughby Foods.