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School Meals

At Maple Ridge, we have hot school meals prepared in our kitchen each day, which are provided by Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) and cost £2.40 per meal.


Since September 2014 all children in Year R,  Year 1 & Year 2 have been entitled to school meals, free of charge without any need to register. This is called Universal Free School Meals and has been put in place by the Government, who made the commitment to allocate schools with funding for all these meals.


There is a menu which runs on a 3 week rotation and children are given the option of either a meat or a non-meat meal (the children refer to this as Blue for meat, Green for non-meat). There is also a special diet option if your child has any medically proven food allergies.


Each day your child will be told what the meal choices are and also be shown a photograph of what the meals looks like, to help them make their choice. They then place their name card either on top of the picture of the dinner they'd like or on the blue for meat or green for non-meat colour board.


We do have a lot of children who vary between packed lunches and school meals, especially on certain days of the week, such as Pizza days and Roast dinner days, so please don't ever feel you have to commit.


Please click below to see the current menu  and information on Special Diets.



To see the eligibility criteria for Free School Meals please click on the link below.

If you think your child is eligible for Free School Meals you can either fill out the form online or ask for a form from the school.


If you require any help, please don't hesitate to contact the school office.