Early Years/Reception: 12.00 -12.45pm

Key Stage 1 (years 1-2): 12.15 – 1.00pm

Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6): 12.30 – 1.30pm

Children can opt to have a healthy packed lunch from home or a hot school meal.  The cost of a primary school meal is £2.30 per day unless your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 in which case they will be entitled to the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) scheme or they are entitled to free school meals.  If your child is eligible to free school meals please ensure that you have applied before they join the school and that you have informed the office.

Our Reception class staff take their classes down to the hall and stay to help them choose their lunch, open their packed lunches and begin eating their food.  Children remain in the dining hall until they finish their lunch, so don’t worry if your child is a slow eater.  Children are encouraged, though not forced to eat their meals.  We will let you know if your child is not eating much at lunch. Please note that Myatt Garden is a “nut-free” environment.

View here to see what’s on the menu: Chartwell Menu – AW 2021

School dinners need to be paid for in advance, either weekly, monthly or half termly. Payments should be made via Parentpay. You will need to get Parentpay login details from the office if you do not already have them.  Children wishing to change their meal preference can only change at the beginning of each half term. Please inform the office in writing. They cannot change in the middle of a school week or during the half term.


Free School Meals

The Pupil Support Team at Lewisham deal with free school meal applications.  To apply you will need to create an account and then submit an online application.  Please follow link here: Free School Meals

To create an account you will need the following information:

  • Your full name as registered with HMRC
  • Your full address as registered with HMRC
  • Your contact details i.e. your email and /or telephone

To complete the online application please see below:

Once you are registered an email notification will be sent to your email address requesting you to verify your account.  Please click on the link to verify your account and then complete and submit the application.

You will need to have at hand and add following details:

  • Your National Insurance Number (NINO) in full a registered with HMRC
  • Your date of birth in full as registered with HMRC
  • Your contact details in full preferably your email address

Add all of your children who are of school age and add the following details for each child:

  • Your child’s full name as shown on their birth certificate
  • Your child’s full address
  • Your child’s date of birth in full
  • The name of the school they are attending and the date they started

After you have submitted the online form, pupil support will review your entitlement and confirm the outcome of your application in writing.