Gillingham Primary School

Gillingham Primary School

School Lunches

Gillingham Primary School believes that the school lunchtime is a great opportunity for all of our children to sit down together and enjoy their healthy and tasty meal, while developing their social skills. 

Good food and good food culture have been shown to lead not only to healthier, happier and more fulfilled children, but to improved educational attainment.

We are able to provide children with a nutritious hot lunch or a healthy packed school lunch.  

All meals are cooked and prepared here onsite by our fantastic kitchen team.

We are offer a choice of hot main meal, a hot vegetarian meal, a filled jacket potato and a packed lunch option (which includes a sandwich, fruit and crisps).

Our school lunches are available at a cost of £2.20 per day.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to free school meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meal Scheme.

To order your child's lunches, please log on to your School Money account and select the dates and the options you would like us to provide for your child.




From September 2014 significant changes happened to school food; cooking went back on the school curriculum, new food standards were introduced and every pupil in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 became eligible for a free school meal.

More information can be found at

We would be grateful if parents who would ordinarily be entitled to Free School Meals to continue to register with Dorset County Council at and visit the free school meals section. 


From 13th December 2014 we have had a duty to provide accurate information concerning the following 14 major food allergenic ingredients which may be found in the foods we produce and serve:

Celery, Cereals containing Gluten, Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Lupin, Milk, Molluscs, Mustard, Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Soya and Sulphur Dioxide.

We have identified any allergens in our menus and have a file in our kitchen which we are happy to share with you.

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