School Meals

Autumn/Winter Menu 2020-21

We offer freshly prepared school dinners for all children in key stages 1 and 2.  St Joseph’s uses Herts Catering Ltd, and dinners for children are ordered in advance by parents.

If you would like your child to receive a school dinner:

  • Please register on SchoolGrid      app.schoolgrid.co.uk
  • Please order termly to ensure your child’s lunch is arranged in advance.
  • Please cancel the lunch option if your child is absent from school or if you have sent in a home packed lunch
  • Please ensure your child brings a home packed lunch if you have not ordered a dinner before the cut off time 8.45 am
  • Please make your payment through School Gateway “SchoolGrid Dinner Money”. Payments need to be paid in advance of a meal being taken

Dinner Charges

Free School Meals

Your child can get a free school meal if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don’t get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get).
  • Apply today if you receive any of these benefits. It takes 5 mins and in most cases we can tell you straightaway if your child can get free meals at school.

To apply please visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

Allergy Information

If your child has a food allergy please advise HCL directly at:

www.hcl.co.uk