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Barley and Barkway (VA) Church of England First Schools Federation

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School Lunches


We encourage all children to have a school meal.  The weekly menu is on display in the Dining Room.  If your child would like to take up this option please inform the School Office.  The cost of a school dinner for the 2020 Spring Term (8 January to 3 April) is:  Nursery - £2.25 and Years 3/4 - £2.50.  This is very good value for a freshly cooked nutritional meal. Universal Free School Meals are offered from Reception to Year 2.


Please always ensure that the School Office and Kitchen are informed of any food allergies. Hertfordshire Catering Ltd cannot guarantee that any meal is nut-free but nuts are never included in the school menu and there are no GM items.


School dinners are invoiced per full term in advance and payments should be made at the start of a term via the SchoolGateway online payment facility.




As part of the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) Scheme, all Infant Pupils (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are entitled to a free lunchtime meal.  It is really important that parents continue to register for benefit related school meals.  Every eligible pupil who registers under the entitlement criteria enables our school to receive additional Government funding (Pupil Premium), which can support whole school activities for everyone. 


Please apply online at or phone 0300 123 4048.


Snack and Milk

All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to free fruit and vegetables as a snack at playtime. Years 3 and 4 children may bring in a piece of fruit and/or vegetable at playtime if they so wish.


Children in all Year groups are entitled to subsidised milk.  Milk is free to all under 5’s otherwise milk is £17.00 for the whole term (Spring Term 2020 - 8 January to 3 April).  If your child would like to take up this option please inform the School Office.  Milk is ordered and paid for in advance each term.


Infant and Junior aged children entitled to benefit related free school meals are also entitled to free school milk.