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Brockenhurst C of E Primary School
& Pre-School

We Enjoy and Excel in the Presence of God

School Meals

At Brockenhurst C of E Primary School we believe that the best option for children at lunchtime is to have the hot school dinner, provided through our partnership with Hampshire Education Catering (formerly known as HC3S).

We expect that parents of children in Key Stage 1 will take up the option of the Universal Infant Free School Meal. This is because we believe that the hot dinner option is much better for the children's learning and health.

We recognise the evidence that states

  • Children are better prepared for learning if they eat well.
  • Children make more progress if they have eaten the right nutritional lunch.
  • Only 1% of packed lunches provide the correct nutrition.
  • Eating hot dinners is an important social occasion and the children learn vital social skills.

Hampshire Education Catering provide all the nutrients that children require through the week. They produce a menu which has a three weekly cycle. This can be found below.

Children may bring packed lunches to eat under supervision in the school dining hall. Please note that we have a NO NUT policy at all times.

School dinners cost £3.00 a day and this should be paid for by adding credit to your Scopay account. Alternatively money should be sent into school on a Monday morning in an envelope marked with the child's name and class.

For more information on school lunches, please visit the HC3S website.

For information see Free School Meals.

If your child requires a medical special diet to eat a school lunch, you will need to create an account with Hampshire Education Catering to register your child for a special diet.  More details can be found Special diets | Hampshire County Council (