Secondary School Meals

Free School Meals

If you are a parent/carer in receipt of one of the following listed support payments, please complete the “Application for free school meals” form, obtainable via the link at the bottom of the list.  

Completing this form will attract additional funding for the school. 

  • Income Support; or,

  • Income based Employment and Support Allowance; or

  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance; or

  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190; or,

  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit; or,

  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

If you are unable to access the link or are having trouble printing the form please contact the school office, who will be happy to send one home via your child’s bag.

Once completed, please return this form to:

Free School Meals Team
London Borough of Bexley
Erith Town Hall

Secondary School Dinner Money Arrangements

For 2023-24 our Secondary school meals are provided by Harrison Catering, the daily price will remain at £2.35 per day (£11.75 per week) for secondary pupils who are not eligible to receive circumstantial free school meals. 

We use an online payment system called ParentPay - for dinner money, school trips, etc. Using a secure website, you will be able to pay online using your credit / debit card. We also use ParentPay to send out letters and notifications so it is important you activate your account even if you do not pay for school dinners. Login details can be obtained from the school office.

Usually we only accommodate a meal arrangement change half termly but amendments can be made if you speak to the school office or put your request in writing in advance. If an emergency situation arises and a school meal is required, please contact the school office as soon as possible so provisions can be made. 

It is essential that parents/carers inform the school office directly of a change in meal arrangements.  Unfortunately any indirect requests that are given to class teachers, bus drivers etc will not be processed.

If you are interested in your child having a free trial of our school dinners, please speak to the office staff. 

Harrison Catering

Secondary School meals are provided by Harrison Catering, who supply many of Bexley school lunches. For further information about Harrison Catering please click the below link which will take you to their website.

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Downloads Date  
Free School Meal Application Form 02nd Jan 2018 Download
ParentPay Activation notes for Parents 22nd Jul 2021 Download
Shenstone Secondary Harrison's School Me... 01st Feb 2023 Download

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