Our catering supplier at Elworth CE is now Chartwells.

Meals now cost only £2.30 each and snacks for morning break range from 25p - 60p.

All Reception and KS1 pupils are entitled to a free school meal. 

We operate a cashless till where parents pay funds into the child’s account (via online payments or cash/cheque in a suitably marked envelope in the red/yellow cash box at reception). All accounts should always be in credit. The pupils order their lunch from the menu at morning registration - this is to ensure they have their choice rather than what is left – and the cost is deducted at the point of service. Online payments can be made by registering at , cheques for meals/snacks should be made payable to Elworth CE Primary School Fund with Elworth CE marked on the back please.  Each week parents receive a statement by email showing what their child/ren have munched their way through.

If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals (KS2)/pupil premium (KS2 & KS1):

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit


If you believe you may be eligible for free school meals/pupil premium please contact the Business Manager to discuss how we can help with this - even if your child recieves a free meal under the KS1 programme.  Benefits may be available such as discounts on trips and other subsidies.

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