School meals

At Nightingale we have partnered with Olive Dining to provide delicious meals cooked fresh on site daily.  Meals are free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and cost £2.75 a day for the older years.  Your child may also be eligible for Free School Meals in Key Stage 2 and you can apply for these online or via the Main Office. 


Our menu is produced in collaboration with the school council and includes a jacket potato option and salad bar as standard daily.  All meat served is Halal.  There is always a vegetarian option for those who do not eat meat or prefer not to eat Halal.  Bread is also available and is home-baked on site.  The menu rotates on a three week cycle and changes each term to reflect seasonal fruits and vegetables.  


Our current menu is sent out each week in our e-newsletter and can also be downloaded below.  


Packed Lunches - what you need to know
Eating well is important. Children need to eat well as it will give them energy and nutrients to grow and develop, be healthy and active. A healthy, enjoyable lunch gives children the energy they need to learn and play at school.

We have strict guidelines for packed lunches eaten both in school and on trips out of school.  No sweets or chocolate are allowed in packed lunches and will be confiscated.  No drink other than bottled water is allowed.  You must ensure that your child's lunch does not contain nuts as we are a nut free school due to allergies.  


Free School Meals Reception to Year 2


All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible to receive a Universal Infant Free School Meal.  That means that you do not pay for their school lunch - they can have one for free every day!


Free School meals in Key Stage 2

Your child may be able to get a free school meal in Key Stage 2. You can apply for this onlineTo qualify, your child must be in school and you must be receiving one of the following benefits:

Asylum seekers

Asylum seekers can apply for free school meals if they have a NASS number.


The price of a school meal from 1st January 2022 is £2.75  (this includes lunch and pudding).  School lunch monies must be paid a week in advance and online via ParentPay

Parents/carers have the option to pay fees a month, or term in advance to make this process easier, the office will be able to assist you in working out the figures for these payments.