School Lunches

St Martin's Garden Primary School

School Meals are currently prepared and cooked by Aspens.


Children can, of course, bring their own packed lunches and we actively encourage healthy lunchboxes. Sweets and fizzy drinks are strictly off the menu!  Fruit is provided for a mid-morning snack.  Parents are asked to provide a piece of fruit for an afternoon snack.


We are proud of our large, bright dining hall where the children can enjoy their meal in a pleasant, sociable atmosphere. They are supervised by our friendly team of Lunchtime Supervisors, who encourage the children to eat a good, healthy meal. 


From September 2014 every child in Reception and Key Stage 1 is entitled to a free hot school meal. The Government is funding a hot meal for all these pupils under the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM).    

Free School Meals Eligible by Benefits (EBB) are available for all pupils

If you think you are entitled to Free School Meals because of Benefit entitlement; please ask the school office for an application form or contact Free School Meals at Bath and North East Somerset Council on 01225 394317, email or use the new Free School Meals Eligibility Checking service on the B&NES website with a link to an online benefit related free school meal application form which can be found using the following link:

Please apply even if your child has sandwiches as this will help the school receive additional funding through the Government's Pupil Premium scheme. 


If you or your partner have claimed benefits ( even historically)  your child may be entitled to free dinners in Key Stage 2.  Schools also benefit from this by receiving additional funds. Please click on this link for further information.

Free school meals

Free school meals can be awarded if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seeker's Allowance (income-based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)
  • support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - providing you are NOT entitled to Working Tax Credit and your family's annual income (as assessed by HMRC) is not more than £16,190 (as at 6 April 2012)
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most ecent assessment periods)

Apply for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium Funding

The quickest way to apply is online. You'll need a parent or carer's National Insurance number





General Documents Date  
Aspens PRIMARY MENU 24 Apr 2024 Download
Special Diets Form 24 Apr 2024 Download
Special Diets Parent Letter 24 Apr 2024 Download
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