Tewin Cowper

CofE Primary School

Small School Big Dreams

School Meals

Your child has a choice of having a school lunch or bringing a packed lunch. Lunch is eaten in the hall in a fairly informal, happy atmosphere. Most of our children opt for school lunch as do many of the staff! We have a kitchen on site and staff who cook a hot meal every day. We work closely with the catering contractor to ensure that menus are varied and well balanced– our school lunches are very popular!

Every day there is a choice between a meat/fish option, a vegetarian option or jacket potato with filling. The menu is changed seasonally. Freshly cut fruit and low fat fruit yoghurt is available everyday as an alternative to the daily homemade dessert. Please see below for a copy of the menu.


If you wish to provide your child with a packed lunch, we ask that it is well balanced too. We allow only plain drinks and do not allow sweets or chocolate.


All primary school children (up to and including Year 2) will be given a free school meal. If your child is in Year 3 and above, and you think your child may be eligible for free school meals, please apply/renew by using one of the following methods:


Phone: 0300 123 4048


Free meals are available to any children whose parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits (please contact us and fill in a form):

· Income Support

· Income-based Job Seekers' 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 they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC.


If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, please see the office staff for full details.


Payment for meals (and everything else!) can be made via Arbor.

Fruit and Milk

We are delighted to be part of the Government’s Fruit scheme; every child up to and including Year 2 receives a piece of fruit for free as their mid morning snack. We hope that this is then established as a healthy habit.

Children in older years may bring their own fruit or vegetable for their mid-morning snack. We do not allow any other snacks. Children in Reception also receive a carton of milk each day.