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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Food & Drink


Dinner Menu  (picture version  here)

The school provides a tasty, varied menu.  All our food is farm assured, sourced from small local suppliers and is freshly prepared every day on our premises. School lunches currently cost £2.20 per day.

From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 are entitled to a Free School Meal (FSM).  If your family is on a low income, and you would have qualified for FSM under the old system, please still tell us as this helps the school budget.  You can make an application by clicking here. We also have food bank boxes available, please contact the school office if you feel these would benefit you.

We provide school dinners for everyone who wishes to have them. We are operating a pre-booking system via our Parentmail, which has been developed over the summer term. Free school meals and Universal Free School Meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be available every day but have to be booked in advance.  Meals ordered but not eaten will be charged for.

Children in Years 3-6 should make payment through the ParentMail on-line payment system.  

The school cannot provide a dinner without payment; hence all KS2 dinners must be paid for in advance.  Should your child request a dinner without payment you will be contacted for payment or to bring a packed lunch to school.


Children can bring a balanced, healthy packed lunch in a small named plastic container.  Unbreakable flasks and cartons of non-fizzy drink are acceptable.  Cans and glass bottles are not allowed.

Children may have cereal bars in their packed lunch, but sweets, chocolate and chewing gum are not permitted at any time.  For some helpful tips on what their lunchbox should contain as well as lots of easy-to-prepare ideas your children will love please click on the following link.  Please note we are unable to heat food that is sent in from home.


Children may bring a bottle of water from home to drink throughout the day.  There is also a water fountain in the main playground which can be used by the children during break, lunchtimes and in PE lessons.


At Fawbert and Barnard’s we are aware of the importance of a healthy diet. The children have a 15-minute break in the morning when they can have a drink from their water bottles and a snack as follows:

Infant children are provided with a piece of fruit or vegetable each day under the Government scheme and therefore do not need to bring anything into school for morning snack.
Junior children may bring a piece of fresh fruit, vegetable or a small amount of dried fruit as a morning snack. On occasions, we have fruit available from the Harlow Food Bank.