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School meals are provided through Aspens catering - our current menu (to 16/02/24) is available here and the next menu (from 26/02/24) is here. 


Please ask the office staff if you would like a printed copy. 

Paying for your child's lunch


Meals cost £2.45 per day from September 2023. Bardwell is a cashless school which makes for a more streamlined process. You can pay using your Arbor Account. Please pay for your meals in advance.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal


This is known as the Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM).

Your child may be eligible for free school meals throughout their schooling. 

To check or apply online, visit: 

Check if you're eligible


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 no element of 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 fewer hours per week

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month), as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).

To check if your child is eligible, apply online for an immediate response or call 01473 260989.



Cool Milk is the UK’s leading school milk supplier, working in partnership with local authorities and early years groups. They help to supply free and subsidised school milk to children in pre-schools, nurseries, and primary schools. For more information please visit the Cool Milk Website.

If you require any further information about school dinners, you may contact the school office.

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