School Meals

At Busbridge CofE Junior School the children can choose to have a school lunch cooked in our school canteen, or bring in a packed lunch from home. Our school meals are provided by Surrey County Council's Twelve15 (formerly Surrey Commercial Services), and are cooked in the school canteen by our on site catering team led by Mrs Jenny Welland. For more information regarding school meals in Surrey, please go to the Surrey school meals website or see the attached menu leaflets below.

We are proud that up to 200 of our children opt to have a school meal on a daily basis, and that Surrey County Council's Twelve15 (formerly Surrey Commercial Services) have been awarded 'Good Food for Life' accreditation for 288 schools with a gold rating for their menus. This follows a rigorous audit by the Soil Association to ensure the menus are compliant with the Government revised standards for school food.

We offer a healthy and nutritious daily menu for the children to choose from. Please see below the menu options - we are following guidelines for school meal provision in line with the coronavirus situation.
We usually operate a coloured band system which the children wear on their wrists to denote which menu option the child has chosen for the catering team to easily identify when they serve them at lunchtime. However, due to Covid-19 we have suspended this system and only the children on special diets are given orange bands. The kitchen work from lists provided to ensure correct meal options are allocated.
School Meal Costs
From September 2021 the cost of a school meal will increase to £2.45 per child per day / £12.25 a week. The full cost for the Autumn half-term Tuesday 2nd November to Friday 17th December 2021 is:
Year 3 - £83.30
Year 4 - £83.30
Year 5 - £80.85 (taking into account Rural Living Life Museum trip)
Year 6 - £80.85 (taking into account Haslemere Museum trip)
Please note it is Surrey County Council policy that school meals should be paid for in advance (please note below re new starters). We prefer to take payment through our Parentmail system but if necessary payment can be made to the school office in cash or by cheque made payable to 'Surrey County Council'.
For new/year 3 starters parents/carers will be unable to pay via Parentmail until your child is admitted on the first day of term. You will receive an invitation to set up a Parentmail account within the first few days of the start of term but if payment has not been made, your child will still receive school meals from the first day of term if this is what you have requested.
Please note we require a weeks notice if your child wants to change to packed lunches/school meals - please email Mrs Carter in the school office on

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium Funding
Your child may be eligible to register for Free School Meals. Please complete the form below to apply.
Special Diet Requests
If your child requires a special diet please complete the special diet form via Twelve15 (see below) for our records.