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East Peckham Primary School

School Dinners - Emma's Kitchen

What can my child have in their packed lunch?

We ask that parents pack a healthy lunch for their child if they choose to have packed lunch.

This website has plenty of healthy suggestions for a lunch box:



There are members of our school community who have serious nut allergies therefore no nut products are allowed to be brought on school premises including in lunch boxes or taken on school trips. Peanut butter is not allowed and some chocolate spreads also have nuts in. Please check all packaging and if you have any questions, please contact the school office.


What snack can my child have?

Children in reception, year 1 and year 2 will be given free fruit which is delivered daily. Parents of children who are eligible for Free School Meals will be asked if their children would also like free fruit. For children who would like a snack at break time they can bring a snack in from home. This snack must be fruit. If you have any questions please contact the school office. 

Can my child have a hot meal for lunch?


Yes they can! Emma's Kitchen provides the meals for our school. 


Children in years R, 1 and 2 will receive universal free school meals. Parents of children in years 3-6 will need to pay for their meals unless they are eligible for Free School Meals. Please contact the office if you think you are eligible.


How do I know if my child is eligible for Free School Meals?

Children in years R, 1 and 2 receive Universal Free School meals. This is different to Free School Meals (FSM) that are eligible for Pupil Premium children.


Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 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 Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.


If you think your child is eligible for Free School meals, please apply via this website.

Online Payments

Parents can pay for dinner using the Parent Portal on Arbor. 


Children's dinners are £2.20 per day.