At lunchtime, pupils may have a hot school dinner (there is also a vegetarian and jacket potato option), a packed lunch from home, or a packed lunch from school. All our school lunches are provided by Caister Primary Federation in-house catering team. All meals are freshly cooked every day using fresh meat from local butchers and fresh fruit and vegetables from local suppliers. All meals are balanced nutritionally. 

If your child has any allergies or intolerances, please inform the school office so that all relevant parties can be informed, and we can cater appropriately for your child’s needs.

The cost of a two-course hot school dinner or school packed lunch is £2.65. Payment for school meals should be made via bank transfer online by Monday morning for that week.

Account name: Norfolk County Council

Sort Code: 20-62-61

Account number: 60155659

Free School Meals – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school lunch under the Universal Free School Meals Scheme, but only those registered as entitled to Free School Meals will receive the additional Pupil Premium support. So, it is really important that you register.

If your child registers for Pupil Premium, they will receive:

  • Subsidised school trips
  • Subsidised entry to extra-curricular after school clubs

No one will know you have registered, and it will not affect any other benefits you may be claiming.

You are eligible for Pupil Premium if you receive one of the benefits listed below:

  • Universal Credit – with an annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190

Pupils who are classed as Looked After (adopted from care, Looked After by Social Services) and children from service families also qualify for schools to receive additional funding. Please ensure you record this on your child’s admission form.

To apply, please use the form below or request a paper copy from the school office.

Free School Meals – Year 3 and above

Children in Year 3 and above only receive free school meals if you receive one of the benefits listed above. You must apply for these free school meals using the form below or requesting a paper copy from the school office.