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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School

School Meals Menu & Information

Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?

How do I find out ?

You may be eligible to claim free school meals for your child, up to the age of 19-years-old, if you (or your child) get one of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit

To claim a free school meal you should ask your child’s school or nursery for an application form. You will need to complete the form and return it to the school/nursery, along with evidence to support your application.

For more information on school meals, please see cityserve our school meals provider.

To apply for free school meals follow the link here 

Web address

Cited: BCC - 20/11/2019

What to do next?

If your application for Free School Meals is successful, Dame Ellen Pinsent School will also receive extra funding from the Government to use in support of teaching and learning (Pupil Premium).

If you would like to apply for Free School Meals you can:

  • Apply online at  
  • Telephone the school office with your name, date of birth and national insurance number. School will then carry out the on-line check for you and let you know the outcome.

Log on to the school website for information on how pupil premium is allocated.

Menu 2023/24

Our school menu is on a four-week rolling programme. There is also a Daily Specials menu.

Please use the menus and information below to see what your child may choose from each day.

Week 1 - Weeks Beginning

29th January, 4th March, 15th April, 13th May, 17th June, 15th July

Week 2 - Weeks Beginning

8th January, 5th February, 11th March, 22nd April 20th May, 24th June

Week 3 - Weeks Beginning

15th January, 19th February, 18th March, 29th April, 3rd June, 1st July

Week 4 - Weeks Beginning

22nd January, 26th February, 8th April, 6th May, 10th June, 8th July