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School Meals

Your child's school meal is one of the most important parts for the day. All meals at Christchurch primary school are cooked on site in the school's canteen kitchen. All meals are cooked by ISS Caterhouse in partnership with London Borough of Redbridge.


  • More than 95% of our ingredients are fresh;
  • Seasonal, British Farm Assured produce is used;
  • Food sourced from organic and sustainable origins, including free range eggs, organic milk and bread;
  • At least two items on each weekly menu are sourced from local producers;
  • Higher animal welfare sourcing, including Freedom Foods chicken, MSC certified fish


For more information about ISS caterhouse please see there website feedinghungryminds.co.uk


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Paying for School Meals

School meals must be paid in advance of booking. Orders for school meals are taken each morning for the day, unless your child has booked and paid for meals for the morning of day you will need to supply them with a packed lunch or collect them for home dinners as the school cannot authorise any school meals that have not been paid for in advance.

Dinner money is to be paid online via the link bellow, please ensure you have enough funds in your child's account before ordering a meal for them. You can request for an account statement at the school reception.

Paying online, you can now pay online click the link below to be directed to ISS's payment portal.

ISS Payment Portal

Lunchtime timetable

Reception - 11.45am - 1.00pm

Year 1, Year 2 and Year 4 - 12.00pm - 1.00pm


Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 - 12.30pm - 1.30pm


Home Dinners to be collected from Melbourne Gates


What's on the Menu

Click here to see this term's School Meals Menu

Click here to see this term's School Meals Flyer


Applying for Free School Meals

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. We would strongly recommend that you continue to apply for free school meals if you are in receipt of one or more of the listed benefits:


  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • An income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that as of 6 April 2010 does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit -during the four-week period immediately after your employment ceases, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your children are entitled to free school lunches
  • Universal Credit


By applying for free school meals you will help to ensure that the school receives vital pupil premium funding for your child. This enables us to provide pupils with the right resources and provision; raising achievement and attainment.

Please click here for more information about how to apply