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School dinners & free school meals

This section contains information about our school meals, a menu of what the kitchen is serving and information about free school meals.

We are proud to have Derbyshire catering cook all of our school meals in our own school kitchen. Hundreds of children and lots of staff have a school dinner every day. To find out more go to their catering web site where you will find contact details and information about how to register for free school meals.


To find out what our kitchen is cooking on any individual day please go to the Derbyshire, multi choice meal link or see below. Please do note however that their are occasions where we have to cook and prepare slightly different food to what is published here.


Schools meals are excellent value. From September 2020 they will cost £2.20 a day or £11 for a week.

Free school meal information for parents

Pupil Premium Free School Meals

Many of our parents are able to receive Pupil Premium funded free school meals for their children. This means that they receive a free meal every day in school and St. John's get some extra money to help them in the classroom.

If you believe you may be entitled to Pupil Premium Free school meals, you are able to either - 

  • Check on the Derbyshire website to see if you are eligible CLICK HERE. 
  • Ring the office and speak to Mrs. Simpson who will be able to help you. 01773 822995


Universal Infant Free School Meals

All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 get a universal infant free school meal. There is no need to apply for these. Your child will automatically get one every day, unless you choose to send them to school with a packed lunch. 

School does not get any extra money for this to help in classrooms. 


Free school meals during COVID partial closures, school holidays and when isolating. 

During the COVID pandemic school have ensured that free school meal children are able to get a meal when at home due to COVID and during many holidays. 

We have got a special section on the COVID part of our website to help with this. CLICK HERE