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School Dinners

St Bart’s kitchen serves outstanding dinners, under the leadership of Bridget Porter, our head of service. The kitchen is co-coordinated with Coombs Catering.



All children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 have been entitled to a free hot lunch.

Parents and carers of all children receiving Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers’ Allowance are entitled to claim free school meals for their child. 

Parents and carers can now visit Leicestershire County Council's Parents Portal to check their eligibility.

Please follow the link for further information and details on how to apply :  Parents Portal

Further information can also be found by clicking the link below

Free School Meals and other support for disadvantaged pupils - what you need to know

A cafeteria system operates and there is a good choice of dishes including salad and a vegetarian option. Dietary needs are well catered for; always ask if you have specific requirements.


The cost of school dinners from Autumn 2023 is £2.55 per day / £12.75 per week.  Payment is made by our secure on-line system, Parent Pay. Please contact the school office for your personal login details and password. Payment should be made in advance as per our School Meal Debt Policy. 

We expect good table manners and excellent behaviour in our school dining hall. Please ensure that your child can use a knife and fork correctly.

Children choose daily in class whether they are a hot lunch or packed lunch.

Children are well supervised during the lunch break by our team of Dining Supervisors and are encouraged to play a variety of different games. Play leaders from year 6 help with these and there are a number of clubs operating at lunchtime too. 

Children are entitled to a happy and enjoyable lunchtime.

Below you will find copies of our current menu and the School Meal Debt Policy.