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St Francis Church of England School

School Meals

Food is a vital ingredient in the school day. Children who are well nourished learn better and enjoy school more.  We are pleased to offer a tasty, nutritionally balanced hot meal to children at our school every lunchtime. 

Please click below to view our current menu option:

Current Lunch Menu

Family Dining Experience

At St. Francis, we have introduced a new family dining arrangement at lunchtime to improve the lunchtime experience for all our children.

Family dining allows children to eat in groups with children of all ages.  It encourages older children to support younger children and fosters positive relationships throughout the whole school.  Being part of a community is an integral part of our school and family dining allows children the opportunity to really get to know each other and enjoy lunch in a calm and more enjoyable way. Belonging and showing respect are core values we believe should be fostered at all times of the day, including lunchtimes. 

Children are now seated according to the new House they have been allocated.  

Free School Meals

Pupils in our Key Stage 1 classes (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are entitled to free school meals. In addition, pupils whose parents/guardians are in receipt of certain benefits may be eligible to receive free school meals.  Please visit the Oxfordshire County Council website  for more information. Alternatively you can visit the school office in complete confidence. 

Even if your child is entitled for a free school meal, you must still book your child's lunch choice each day via ParentPay.  Click here for information about how to make meal choices for your child: Make your child's lunch selection

Paying for your school meals

If your child is not entitled to a free school meal, each dinner costs £2.55. You and your child  can choose whether to have a school meal or packed lunch each day.  You must pay for your child's school lunch via ParentPay. You will need to have funds in your ParentPay account to cover the costs in advance of the meal being taken otherwise the booking will be automatically cancelled.

If you are unable to pay by credit or debit card, please contact the school office who will arrange for a PayPoint card to be sent. This will enable you to pay cash into your ParentPay account at any local store with the PayPoint facility. The nearest to the school is Daudhar news.  

Making your child's lunch choice          

Parents make lunch selections for their children via ParentPay. Please click on the link below for instructions on how to make a lunch selection for your child at the point of booking on ParentPay.

Make your child's lunch selection

Packed Lunches

Some children may decide they wish to bring a packed lunch into school. The food children eat in school is very important to their education. Not only does a well-balanced diet help with general health, but establishing healthy eating habits at a young age can set them on the right path for the future.

Please therefore see below our Packed Lunch policy which offers guidance as to what children should and should not bring in their packed lunches.

School Packed Lunch Policy