School Meals

As of the 20th April 2021, the price of a school meal is £2.42.

Meals are paid for using the school ID card which can be topped up using ParentPay.

Free School Meals

You may be entitled to receive free school meals. If you are, your child will be given a free school meal card.

Who is eligible?

Free school meals are available to some secondary school pupils. Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you get any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income–based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit if your taxable income is less than £16,190 and you don’t receive Working Tax Credit
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • support under Section VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who get paid these benefits directly, and not through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals. 


How to apply

You must apply for this service using the citizens portal:


The importance of free school meals

Applying for free school meals is very important because the amount of money that Arts and Media Islington receives from central government depends on the number of children registered as entitled to free school meals. For every registered child, the school receives additional funding to spend on extra resources such as extracurricular activities and support for its pupils. This is called the ‘Pupil Premium’.

The government has also stated that it is keen for universities to actively recruit pupils that have previously received free school meals so it is important that those eligible for free school meals do register for them.

Further information

For further information please visit the Islington Council website or contact the Free School Meals team freeschoolmeal@islington.gov.uk


Lunch Menu

Week 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Option 1Chicken Goujons with Herby Potato Wedges50% Plant Based Spaghetti BolognaiseHot Meaty Sausage Baguette served with SaladChicken Tikka Masala with Yellow Rice and Naan BreadTraditional Fish & Chips with Tartar Sauce and and Lemon Wedge
Option 2 (V)Vegetarian Calzone PizzaQuorn Sausage Baguette served with Wedges and Rainbow SlawHot Vegetarian Wellington with New Potatoes and Tomato SauceMacaroni Cheese BakeSpicy Bean Burger with Bun & Salad
VegetablesBroccoli & CauliflowerSweetcorn and CourgettesGlazed Carrots
& Swede
Green Beans and PeppersBaked Beans and Peas
Dessert of the DayLemon Drizzle CakePineapple Upside Down Cake and CustardApple FlapjackPeach Crumble and CustardMix Fruit Yogurt Pot
Wrap or Baguette of the DayTandoori Chicken WrapCheddar & Pickle
Baguette
Roast Beef, Onion & Tomato WrapTurkey & Roast Vegetables BaguetteTuna & Sweetcorn Wrap
Vegetarian
Wrap or Baguette of the Day
Cheese & Salad BaguetteHoumous and Peppers Wholemeal WrapEgg Mayonnaise & Salad BaguetteSpicy Butter Bean & Cucumber WrapChicken & Salad Baguette
Soup of the Day served with Assorted Bread PortionsButternut & Sweet PotatoPea & MintMinestroneTomato & VegetableThick Vegetable
Week 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Option 1Baked Beef Enchiladas
with Garlic Bread and Salad
Turkey Stir Fry & Vegetables with NoodlesBeef Burgers & Salad in a Bun with Potato Wedges and Garlic MayoChicken Korma with Rice and Naan BreadTraditional Fish & Chips with Tartar Sauce and and Lemon Wedge
Option 2 (V)Hot Vegetarian Wellington with New Potatoes and Tomato SauceMixed Pepper Fritatta with Wedges and Rainbow SlawVegetarian Lasagne with Garlic Bread and Salad (Vegan)Cheese & Tomato PizzaMac n Cheese Florentine (Spinach) with Salad
VegetablesBroccoli & CauliflowerSweetcorn and CourgettesGlazed Carrots
& Swede
Green Beans and PeppersBaked Beans and Peas
Dessert of the DayBanana Cake and CustardChocolate Chip FlapjackVanilla ShortbreadApple Pie and CustardFruit Yogurt Pot
Wrap or Baguette of the DayCoronation Chicken BaguetteCheese & Tomato
Wrap
Turkey & Salad BaguetteBeef & Roast Vegetables WrapTuna & Cucumber Baguette
Vegetarian Wrap or Vegetarian
of the Day
Cream Cheese & Salad WrapHoumous and Roasted Vegetable BaguetteSpicy Lentil & Butterbean salad WrapEgg Mayonnaise & Cucumber BaguetteCheese & Chutney Wrap
Soup of the Day served with Assorted Bread PortionsCauliflower & CuminCarrot and CorianderSpicy Bean & VegetableRed Lentil & VegetablesItalian Vegetable

Available  Daily:

  • Freshly cooked jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings (where advertised)
  • Bread freshly baked on site daily
  • Daily salad selection

ALLERGY INFORMATION:

If your child has an allergy or intolerance please ask a member of the catering team for information. If your child has a school lunch and has a food allergy or intolerance you will be asked to complete a form to ensure we have the necessary information to cater for your child. We use a large variety of ingredients in the preparation of our meals and due to the nature of our kitchens it is not possible to completely remove the risk of cross contamination.