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Thornton Lunch Information

The current cost per week for our school meals are currently £11.25 (£2.25 per day). 


Payments should be made in advance. You are able to pay on our School Money system:


If you wish to pay by cash please ensure that this is handed into the school office.

If you wish to pay by cheque, please address this to Thornton Primary School and ensure that this is handed into the school office with the child's name.



School Dinner:

A cooked mid-day meal is available free for all children in Reception and Key Stage 1. This is currently funded by the government. School meals are chargeable for Key Stage 2 children (£2.25 per day). Alternatively children may bring a packed lunch which will be stored on a secure trolley until lunchtime. 


Dinner money is collected, in advance, each Monday, and credits are given for absence.  Parents may pay in advance, the most convenient way being by cheque (payable to Thornton Primary School) or, preferably, by paying online with a credit or debit card.  If sending money to school please ensure it is in an envelope, with the amount and child's name clearly marked.  All arrears should be cleared by the end of each week.



Fizzy drinks are not allowed but soft drinks (preferably sugar free) may be sent with packed lunches.  Drinking water is available from drinking fountains in the cloakrooms. Children are also encouraged to bring their own bottles of water.


A daily drink of milk may be ordered through the school office.  Children under five are eligible for free milk.  Children may choose to bring a healthy snack of fruit which they will be allowed to eat during morning break. Other snacks are not allowed at school.



Children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 will be provided with a free piece of fruit each day. This is funded through The National School Fruit Scheme.


Food hygiene:

Thornton catering complies with all relevant guidelines.

All staff have an in-date Food Hygiene Certificate.