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School Meals


At Squirrel Hayes First School your Child can choose a different option for dinner every day of the week! Our School dinners cost just £2.82 and can be paid by using your Parent Pay  (please see the link to parent pay on the homepage)


Please click the link below to view the current menu:-


Edwards & Ward


From september we will be changing providers from Chartwells to Edward & Ward.

Please see below for the new menu Which will commence the first week back in September 2023.

Apply online - Free School Meals

You can only apply online if you meet the low income criteria. Remember, you can only claim free school meals if your child is going to be in Reception year or above when the meals begin. 

You can still get universal infant free school meals for reception, year 1 and 2 children if you do not meet the low income criteria, but you need to contact your child's school directly about this.

If the school you wish to apply for is not listed, please contact the school directly.


Please note: If you are looking to apply for a free school meal to start from September, please don't apply before 1 June.

If your child is moving between schools in September as part of the normal admissions round (for example from a primary to high school), already receives free school meals and attends now, and is moving to, any Staffordshire school (apart from those listed under the section 'Do you deal with applications for all Staffordshire schools?)  you don't need to reapply as your free school meal claim will automatically move to the new school. 


  Apply online for free school meals


After completing an application you can print a copy of the confirmation page to give to the school for meals to start immediately. If you are unable to print you can still make your application online, but will need to wait for us to advise the school before you can start to receive the free school meals.  


Your data

Any personal data collected through your online application will be treated as confidential under the Data Protection Act 1998.

We will use the information submitted to determine initial and ongoing entitlement to free school meals and make an application for free school meals for the child(ren) named on the application form, and may be used for any other siblings who join Staffordshire schools at a later date.

Confirmation of entitlement to a free school meal will be advised to the school and may then be used for the purpose of determing entitlement to free school transport.

We use personal information about children and families to enable it to provide relevant services to them and to carry out specific functions for which it is responsible.

We will not use the data for any other purpose, nor will we share your data with any third parties other than the Department for Education.

For more detailed information please see our data information pages.

If you wish to apply under the no recourse to public funds criteria a different application form applies


Remember, there is nothing to lose by completing the application, and even if the meals are not taken, the school will benefit.


Free School Meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Universal)


From September 2014, if you have an infant age child (those in Reception, year 1 or year 2) they can receive free school meals even if you don't meet the criteria and without completing an application for them - for more information please contact the school office.

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