School Meals

Eating and playing together are important parts of the school day for our children. Families can choose whether to send in a packed lunch and drink to have at lunchtime or whether to have a hot meal provided by local catering provider Sue Brady Catering Ltd.

Throughout the lunchtime session the children are supervised by our Midday Supervisors, some of whom are also Teaching Assistants who bring classroom knowledge of the children to their midday break.

We offer hot lunches prepared locally by Sue Brady Catering Ltd who are able to provide nutritious food that is in line with national food quality standards.

Meals consist of main course and pudding and cost £2.50 per day. Parents are now able to order and pay for a child’s school meals online. Click on the link here to go to the secure website:

Burbage Primary School part of the Excalibur Trust. June 2023.
  • If your child is ill (or otherwise unable to attend school) you must contact Sue Brady Catering Ltd by 9am on the day in order to be credited for the meal. Telephone number 01672 519200.
  • Please remember to add your child’s name and class on each day they require lunch and to tick the option required.
  • Don’t forget to make a note of which days you have ordered a meal!

Alternatively, children can bring their own lunch box to school and they are strongly encouraged for their lunch to be made up of healthy food.

We are a nut free school and your child must not bring anything to school that contains nuts.

Lunchtime is from midday until 1.00pm and is eaten in the Hall; usually the younger children eat first. When the children are not eating, they are out in the playground or on the school field if it is dry. The children are supervised at all times by our Midday Supervisory Assistants (MDSAs).

Universal Infant Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are eligible for free school meals. We are keen to encourage all the children to have school lunches as research shows that having a good lunch helps learning and concentration. We have taster sessions where all children can try dishes from the school menu which we hope this will encourage them to eat them more regularly.

Free School Meals

You may be entitled to free school meals if you are in receipt of certain benefits. These include Income Support, Income based Job Seekers Allowance and Child Tax Credit amongst others. Even if your child is in KS1, please apply as the school receives additional funding (Pupil Premium) for every child entitled to income related free school meals.  You can ask at the school office for help, or you can apply online here

Children who receive the Pupil Premium are also entitled to free milk every day. If you wish your child to have this milk, please register with Cool Milk here Cool Milk


Reception, Y1 and Y2 receive daily fruit from the government scheme – there is no need to send in anything else.

Years 3 – 6 Please bring in a piece of fruit or a cereal bar only. No sweets, chocolate, crisps or nuts.


Milk is provided free of charge to all children under 5. Children over 5 can sign up to the CoolMilk scheme where the parent will pay just £15 per term to get their children milk every day. You can sign up by clicking on this link. Milk is offered free to all children who receive free school meals. Please ask at the school office for details.

Water Bottles Are Welcome in Classrooms

It is very important to drink plenty of water as this helps our brains work better. At Burbage Primary School we encourage children to bring in a named water bottle to use during the day. Only water should be drunk regularly in this way.

Children may drink squash, juice or milk at lunch time if parents wish. Water is available at lunchtime for all children in the Hall.