School Dinners

Food Policies

Our school dinners are cooked on the premises by Chartwells. A termly menu is displayed in school, available below and a copy is sent home. We provide a choice of meals and a vegetarian option is always available.

John Ball PS Food Policy April 2016 doc


John Ball – Primary Spring Menu 2017 – 2 Week

Payment for dinners should be sent to school in an envelope clearly marked with the amount, your child’s name and class. Cheques should be made payable to London Borough of Lewisham Education.  The current price of a school meal is £2.10 per day (£10.50 per week).

Free School Meals

If you receive any of the following, you qualify for Free School Meals, and by registering you will help us to ensure additional income.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based JSA or ESA
  • Child Tax Credit only (income below the threshold amount)
  • Guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Asylum seeker support

Please be assured that registering for FSM is confidential. Please speak to Mrs Ellen for more information, in confidence.

Apply by phone 020 8314 6221 for an immediate answer between 10am-4pm. You will need your National Insurance number.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please see form below for applying by post and for more information                                                    Support your child’s education FSM flyer and form April 2017

Packed Lunches

You may prefer for your child to bring a packed lunch. We teach and encourage children to eat healthily and this is followed up in the dinner hall. We ask that parents and carers support the school by providing healthy packed lunches. We ask that you don’t send in sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks, glass bottles or cans. Please see the link below to view our packed lunch guidelines:

John Ball packed lunch guide 2016