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Catering/School Lunches

School LunchesHealthy school meals are cooked on site daily by Nourish Contract Catering, our chosen contractor. All Children from Nursery to Year 6 will make their hot meal choices every day at morning registration.  Nursery parents inform the class staff when dropping of their child. The cost of a school meal is £2.50 (Jan 2023) and this is payable through your child's School Gateway account in advance.  Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all receive Universal Infant Free School Meals. 


Please click here for the school lunch menu from April 2024 until October 2024.

Nourish Contract Catering has taken the following steps to demonstrate our commitment and compliance. We have:

  • Consulted a GDPR practitioner and have completed an audit of our processes in relation to data privacy and security
  • Developed an ongoing action plan to ensure compliance remains key to our operations
  • Planned awareness training for all key staff
  • Strengthened security measures
  • Obtained statements of commitments and data sharing compliance policies for third  ​ party suppliers

Our Data Protection Officer is Debbie Parkinson, Director. If you have any questions about our GDPR compliance process, please contact her on


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Improved Online Free School Meals Process - Kent County Council have launched an online application service for Free School Meals. Parents have the opportunity to complete an eligibility assessment themselves to establish whether they are entitled to Free School Meals. If eligible, they can complete an application for Free School Meals via . Schools will be notified of any successful applications straight away via email, so that a Free School Meal can be provided the same day.

Children can, of course, bring a packed lunch to school.    This leaflet will give you guidelines to help you pack a healthy lunch.    Please note that we are a NUT FREE school.  Please do not send your child into school with any nuts, peanut butter, or other products which include nuts. We have a number of children and staff with severe allergies and we aim to keep our environment nut free at break and lunch times.  Thank you.


Bishops Down is also part of the Cool Milk scheme.  Every child under the age of 5 is entitled to FREE school milk but you must register with Cool Milk for them to receive it.  When your child is over 5 you will need to pay for school milk using the Cool Milk scheme below. 

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