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The Hermitage School

Inspire, Learn, Achieve

School Meals (including FSM)

School Meals

The Hermitage School meals are cooked on the premises, by a specialist team of cooks, employed by Surrey County Council.

We offer a two course, nutritionally balanced meal for £2.70, which represents excellent value for money. We offer 3 choices each day including a vegetarian option. We can cater for special dietary requirements, and offer a seasonal salad bar, fresh baked bread and a choice of desserts including cheese and biscuits, yoghurt or fruit. Menus are offered on a three week cycle.  

Please see below the current three week cycle menus for the Spring term. 

If children have a mix of school meals and packed lunches, a predictable pattern would help with catering and administration. Forms to request school dinners or make amendments are available at the school office.

Our three week menu cycle offers greater variety for our children. 

Surrey Commercial Services have their own website, dedicated to school meals and healthy eating where you can find more information.

Free School Meals

Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals. Please check with the school office if you think you may be eligible and/or if you require an application form. If you are eligible but do not wish to take the meals, please complete a form as you may be entitled to other benefits through the school. If you want to find out more about free school meals eligibility, please visit this link.

School Meal Price

The cost of our school meals are £2.70 per day, £13.50 each week.  Payments must be made in advance on a weekly, monthly, half-termly or termly basis through our online payment system, Scopay.  Absences, will of course be credited.  You can obtain a code for payment through the school office.    If you think you qualify for free meals please contact the school office. 

Please note that the school has been advised by Surrey County Council to warn parents that if they persistently send a child to school with no food, or payment has not been made for school meals, then they may be reported to the local welfare office for child neglect.

Packed Lunches

Children may prefer to bring their own lunch. For safety reasons we ask that glass containers and cans are not brought into school.

Water Bottles

The children are encouraged to bring a clear, labelled, sports type water bottle to school so that they can drink frequently. This aids concentration and helps to avoid dehydration. These should only contain water which can be refilled during the school day.

Playtime Snacks

Children may bring healthy and nutritious snacks for the mid-morning playtime.

• Fruit e.g. apple, banana, raisins, fruit smoothie

• Vegetables e.g. carrot, cucumber