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Redlands Primary School

School Dinners

Why choose a school dinner?

We have an on-site kitchen and healthy mid-day meals are prepared by Hampshire County Council Education Catering.


The latest cost of a school meal can be obtained from the office.


Service is cafeteria style and children are encouraged to eat what they have chosen.


Dinners cost £3.00.

The latest menu and other information can be found at the Hampshire Education Catering (formerly HC3S) site:


Our School Menu Apr 2024 - Oct  2024


Our current Jacket Potato menu is

Monday Baked Beans
Tuesday Cheese
Wednesday Tuna
Thursday Baked Beans
Friday Cheese

Special Diets

If your child requires a special diet due to medical reasons, please register by clicking here and creating an account with HC3S.  Once registered, you will be able to manage your account, view your child's individual menu and update their details accordingly.  You will be required to upload medical evidence of the allergy/intolerance.

Free School Lunches

  • Universal Free Meals - the government provide funding to schools for all children in Years R, 1 and 2 to have a school dinner free of charge
  • Free School Meals - for those families on low income, you may be entitled to free school meals if you meet the eligibility criteria. You can sign up to this even if your child has the Universal Free Meals because you may get other benefits such as vouchers during holiday periods.  If you think you may be entitled call the school office

Alternatively, you can check yourself by clicking on the link below:

     Application for Free School Meals

Please note that the criteria for free school meals is the same, regardless of method of checking eligibility.

For the online service all you need to do is enter your;

  • name
  • national insurance number or asylum number
  • your address
  • your child’s details.

Press ‘submit’ and you will find out if you are eligible.

If your result comes back ‘found’ this means your child is eligible for free school meals and the system automatically informs us.

Should you require any further assistance please pop in to the school office.

The school receives extra funding for every child that is entitled to a free school meal. When teachers call dinner register no one knows who is free and who pays - there should be no shame in claiming your entitlement and, remember, you are not just helping your child to a delicious and nutritious school lunch but you are helping the school too!

Even if you don't actually have the school meals (you can still bring packed lunch) the school gains the funding because you are entitled. To find out more about this funding and how the school uses it, see our Pupil Premium page.

More information about food standards within schools can be found at:

School Meals | School Food Standards