School Meals

Our diet is under the spotlight more than ever before with the recent announcement that there are more overweight people in the world than those who are under-nourished. What we eat has been shown to make a great difference to our health, energy levels and wellbeing. This is particularly important for children. Healthy eating improves childrens' behaviour and their ability to concentrate at school and at home.
At Barley Hill we have invested a lot in making sure that our full production kitchen can produce hot, nutritional meals every day, as well as salads and fresh fruit. We are keen for as many children as possible to have our meals which meet the government nutritional standards and also offer food that the children will enjoy eating.

The cost of a meal is £2.20 a day.

To see our menu, please click on the link below:

Autumn Menu - Sept 2019


For information on how to order a school meal, please see letter below.

Ordering Information Sheet


Please remember that hot dinners must be ordered by midnight on the Wednesday of the week before they are required.


Please note: On occasion the menus may be swapped around or changed due to unforeseen circumstances. This will only happen in situations beyond our control. Thank you for your understanding.


Please click on the link below to find out more about allergen advice:

Allergen Advice

Is your child eligible for free school meals?

Free school meals are offered to children whose parents receive:

  •        Income Support
  •        Income Based Employment & Support Allowance
  •        Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  •        Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit or Child Tax Credit provided your annual income as assessed by the Inland Revenue does not exceed £16,040 and provided that Working Tax Credit is not included.

We are not allowed to recognise any other benefit other than those mentioned above.

How do I apply for free school meals?

Complete an application form (these can be obtained from the office), and return it to the office together with proof of benefit so that we can assess eligibility. Proof of benefit cannot be demonstrated by a bank statement or photocopies, only by an original of the following:

  • Income Support - letter from DWP (Department for Work and Pensions)/Jobcentre Plus dated within one month of application showing breakdown of income support payment.
  • Income Based Employment & Support Allowance - letter from DWP/Jobcentre Plus dated within one month of application.
  • Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit and “annual income as assessed by the Inland Revenue” of below the threshold figure for the year) - All pages of the TC602 Inland Revenue tax credit award notice for the current tax year.
  • State pension credit - Pension Credit M1000 Award Notice.