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School Meals

Children are able to request a hot meal each day.  This is ordered by the school office in the morning.  If your child will be arriving to school late, please ensure that you inform the office before 9.30 am if you would like them to receive a hot meal.

Meals are provided by Eats and transported to Thorndon in heat containers from Eye Primary School. All families will receive a copy of the Eats' menu. The cost for a school meal is  £2.35 per day, (£11.75 per week). This must be paid for on line via School Money.

Children whose parents do not wish them to have a school lunch may bring a healthy packed lunch into school. A fridge is provided to keep them fresh.


All money is payable to the school must be paid online. To pay online, please go to: www.schoolmoney.co.uk and login. Please contact the office if you need or have forgotten your password of have a query.

Free School Meals

Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit but not the Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week
  • Universal Credit

To check if your child is eligible call:

  • 01473 260989 (Ipswich/Lowestoft and surrounding area)
  • 01284 758883 (Bury St Edmunds and surrounding area)

You can use the link below if you would like to apply for Free School Meals or speak to someone in the school office.

Application Form for Free School Meals

Children whose parents do not wish them to have a school lunch may bring a healthy packed lunch. A fridge is provided to keep lunches fresh.

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a UIFSM.  Children in these year groups are automatically enrolled in this scheme and no further action is needed.

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

The school is participating in the national government programme entitling all children aged between 4 and 7 to a free portion of fruit or vegetable each day.

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme is part of the national 5 A DAY programme.

As a ‘Healthy School’ we remind them of good choices in their daily eating

School Milk

Every child in the UK under five is entitled to FREE school milk. Children over five are entitled to subsidised milk. Pupils at Thorndon Primary School receive milk through the Cool Milk scheme. Parents wishing their child to receive milk whilst they are at school will need to register and pay at www.coolmilk.com Alternatively, paperwork regarding the scheme is kept at the school office.

If your child qualifies for free school meals and they would like to have milk, please speak to the office and the school will pay the cost.

Water Bottles

Each child has their own named water bottle, provided by the school, that is left in the classroom.

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