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Primary school

School Dinners

The school lunches at Longmeadow are provided by Herts Catering Ltd (HCL) who are an award-winning specialist caterer with a foundation in the education sector. They are passionate about providing fresh, local and seasonal food; improving the school meals service, and making lunchtime an integral part of the whole school experience. HCL endeavour to provide dishes that are not only popular with children, but will also comply with healthy eating standards and guidelines. 

School Meal Prices

KS2 are £3.15 per day, or £15.75 per week, payable in advance. Payments are to be made via The School Grid.  Minimum Payment of £9.45 is the price for 3 dinners. All credit carries forward. 

Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 are entitled to universal Free School Meals, and no payment is required. Children who are in receipt of benefits should however apply for free school meals as their will be other benefits in school available to them i.e. reduced costs for school trips, music lessons etc. Please apply through this link - Universal Infant Free School Meals – register (

For pupils in Year 2 and who are moving into year 3 and may still be entitled to free school meals, please follow the link below to apply/reapply - Free School Meals Renewal

Please note that, if your child's dinner payments go into debt, the dinners will be stopped until the account has been put back into credit.


How to pay for School Dinners

We are a cashless School, please pay online via The School Grid. If you need help with your login or password please contact our school office on


Dietary Requirements/Allegies/Food Intolerances

If your child has a food allergy or intolerance please see the documents below on how to apply for a special menu. 

How to Apply for Special Dietary Requirements