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Hot School Meals & Milk

Hot School Meals


Hawthorn Tree School works closely with Willoughby Foods to provide hot school meals and packed lunches to all children. Lunches are provided free of charge to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and at £2.45 per lunch to all children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (your child maybe entitled to these free through - see below).


Parents order meals in advance, direct through Willoughby Foods' ordering portal - if you have not used it before, please contact the school office on 01205 363031 to register. Menus are supplied a term in advance so you can chat to your child about what they would like before ordering. The feedback we receive is that children overwhelmingly enjoy the school lunches provided, and are more likely to eat food they may not have tried before.


We also provide lunches free of charge to all children on various days throughout the year. These are advertised in advance in the school newsletter and on our Facebook page. We strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of these days when they come up.



Free School Meals

If you receive any of the following, you will be entitled to free school meals:

  • Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's 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 you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

To apply for free school meals, click here.


Term 5 Menus

Term 6 Menus

School Milk


In school, we also offer school milk provided by Cool Milk. This is given to the children at their morning break. If you would like to register your child to receive milk please visit or pick up a form from the school office. Children under 5 receive free milk. Children in receipt of free school meals and pupil premium funding will also receive free milk subsidised by the school.