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School Dinners

Food Policies

Our school dinners are cooked on the premises by Chartwells.  A termly menu is available below and a copy is e-mailed along with JBuzz. We provide a choice of meals and a vegetarian option is always available.

Autumn winter menu 2019

John Ball Primary – Food Policy


Payment for dinners should be made online via Arbors.  The current price of a school meal is £2.20 per day (£11.00 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 Sharon Windham for more information, in confidence.


Please see form for applying online and for more information –  Website – How to apply online for Free School Meals 2018

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