School Lunches

School meals are supplied by Sodexo, the school’s catering provider.  Sodexo has long been well-established in the education sector, providing meals to schools and colleges.  Sodexo is able to cater for a wide variety of dietary requirements including vegan, gluten and/or lactose-free foods. 

Orders should be placed with the school by midday each Monday for the following week.  The order deadline for a new term will be midday on the final Monday of the previous term.

Orders should be placed by filling in and returning a completed order form, based on menus provided, to the school office.  Parents can order week by week, or for a full term, as suits them.  They can pick and choose which meals they require for the child, on which day.  Unfortunately we cannot accept daily, late or last minute orders.

Under the Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) scheme, all children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (Reception to Year 2) will automatically be ordered a main meal each day during term time.  Parents can change the pre-ordered meal by amending the order form and returning it to the school office by the order deadline.

Children in KS2 (Y3-6) are not eligible for a free meal under the UIFSM scheme but may be eligible for a free meal under the Free School Meal (FSM) scheme.   Please complete and return the attached FSM Registration Form if you wish the school to check eligibility for you.  If you have to pay for a meal, the cost is £2.40 per child per day.  Payment must be sent to the school office with your order form.  Payment is accepted by cash or by cheque (cheques payable to Malcolm Sargent Primary School). 

If you wish to cancel a meal, please call the school office by 0930 on the day of cancellation.

Children not partaking should bring their own packed lunch in a clearly marked, suitable container.  Drinks in unbreakable flasks or cartons are recommended and not glass containers or cans.  Fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolates are not allowed.  Drinking water is encouraged and water fountains are located throughout the school. Water bottles, which can be refilled, are on sale from the school office.

For any questions, please contact the school office.