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School Meals


School Meals

The meals are very popular with the children, with both a meat and a vegetarian option available each day.  At just £2.15 per day they offer very good value for money, and parents can be sure that their children are eating a nutrition, balanced and healthy meal at lunch time.

Have a look at the tasty 2-week menu below, as well as reading about Free School Meals and School Milk.

3-week menu

School meal debt letter

Free School Meals

Who is eligible to receive Free School Meals?

It is important for parents to register their child as eligible for FSM so that Brownlow School receives their maximum Pupil Premium entitlement. Please enquire at the school office if you need assistance in registering for Free School Meals.

Can you tick any of the following boxes?

  • You receive Child Tax Credits (but not Working Tax Credit) and your gross annual family income is less than £16,190.
  • You receive Income support.
  • You receive Income Based Jobseekers Allowance. Contributions Based Jobseekers allowance is not a qualifying benefit.
  • You receive Income Related Employment and Support Allowance. (ESA)
  • You receive a Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit.
  • You are an Asylum Seeker and receive support from the National Asylum Support Service. (NASS)

We are aware that there a number of parents that do not take up the opportunity for their children to receive free school meals. This could be for a number of reasons which may include that their children prefer packed lunch, that a family has enough income to pay for dinners and feels asking for help is unnecessary or that they feel their child may somehow be stigmatised by receiving free school meals.

We would firstly like to reassure parents that receiving free school meals is a completely confidential matter and children who receive free school meals receive exactly the same dinner as a child who does pay for school meals. Secondly, if you are eligible to receive free school meals but do not wish to take them, for the short time it takes to fill in a very short form, the financial benefits to the school and pupils are considerable.

How can I apply?

If you think you are eligible to receive free school meals, you can apply using one of the following methods:

  • E-mail freeschoolmeals@leics.gov.uk
  • Download the Free School Meals Application Form (see the link below)
  • Request an application form or apply via telephone on 0116 3056588 or 0116 3057093

Free School Meals information

School Milk

School milk is excellent as a mid-morning drink. It provides a nutritional boost and keeps children hydrated between breakfast and lunch, helping them to concentrate and learn.

Please register for school milk using the link below.