School Meals

DINNER MONEY- £2.20 per day for junior pupils
  (meals are provided free of charge for children in Reception and KS1)

 Spring 2018

First ½ term - £57.20
Second ½ term - £ 63.80



Tammy, our school cook works for Chartwells.   We operate a ‘pre-order’ system, which enables your child to choose his/her meal option from the menu at the start of the school day. This takes place in the classroom during registration. Pre-ordering ensures that every child is provided with the meal of their choice. School dinners can be ordered daily, weekly or half termly via Mrs Allum in the school Office.

 Please ensure your child’s dinner money account is up to date.  Please note that school dinner accounts will not be able to run into arrears, and therefore must be paid for in advance or on the day.   Payments can be made by cash or cheque at the school office at the start or end of the school day. Cheques should be made payable to 'Downe Primary School'

Alternatively children may bring a healthy packed lunch – no sweets or fizzy drinks please.  Children receive a piece of fruit at morning break, but are encouraged to bring a piece of their own too, to bump up the supply provided.  There should be no nuts/nut products, sweets or chewing gum in packed lunches or as a break time snack.

Free school meals

If you feel your child may be entitled to free school meals, please speak to Mrs Allum in the school office, or contact the Pupil Benefits section at the London Borough of Bromley on 0208 313 4127.  Alternatively you can download a form from the Borough’s website at . You will need to provide documentary evidence of any benefits you are currently in receipt of.  The school will be notified by the Borough if your child’s free meals entitlement is in place.

Please note that you must renew your application for your child's free school meals if they have previously been eligible.  It does not automatically renew and may mean that you will have to pay for your child's meals in the meantime. Free school meals eligibility (Pupil Premium) provides additional funding for the school which is spent directly on your child. 

You can view the current menu below

Hard copies of the Menu are available from outside the School Office.

Click here to download file: (Menu-Autumn-2017.pptx, 408KB)