School Lunches

The School Lunch Company are our provider of school meals at Sunningwell.

The School Lunch Company is a local Oxfordshire company who provides meals to many schools in the area. Many of the fresh ingredients are sourced locally. Fresh fruit, yoghurt, fresh salad and bread will be available each day with the meals. The menu is also nut free. We will be working with The School Lunch Company to develop menus bespoke to our school for hot meals and also a school ‘packed’ lunch.

A School Meal currently costs £2.30 per meal. Children in Class 1 and Class 2 can have their meals for free as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme. All meals need to be booked and paid for termly in advance. Meals must be paid for via ParentMail. Forms appropriately annotated with your child’s name and class details should be returned to Class teachers. 

If your child has a food allergy or intolerance we are able to provide a menu for them. We will require a letter from your GP outlining the condition and will pass this onto The School Lunch Company for them to devise a menu.

Covid-19 – School Meal arrangements from September 2020

We will be re-commencing the provision of school meals again upon our return to school in September. Children will be remaining in their ‘bubbles’ for lunch times and until October half term we will be offering a ‘hot packed lunch’ which will be prepared in our school kitchen. Meals remain free of charge for all children in Class 1 and 2. 

Class 2 children will automatically be booked in for school lunch from 3rd September, so they will not need a packed lunch.    Class 1 children will all be booked for school lunches from Monday 7th September. All children who are eligible for Free School Meals will also be booked in for a lunch. There will a choice of a vegetarian option each day.

Children in Class 3 and 4 who would like to book in for a meal will be able to book at a cost of £2.30 per meal. We will send out booking forms in September and payment is via ParentMail.

Please find attached a copy of the sample menu for your perusal. If your child has a dietary requirement, we can provide a bespoke menu for them but require a copy of a letter from the doctor or hospital to explain their dietary needs. Please email the school office with the details.

Free School Meals 

Free Milk to Under 5s

Children under 5 years old receive a portion of free milk each day under the School milk scheme.

If your child is over 5 years old and you would like your child to receive milk each day you can order and pay for milk online at  

Also be advised that children in Key Stage 1 and Reception also have access to a piece of free fruit every day under a Government Scheme.