School Catering

All children from Nursery to Year 4 are welcome to have a hot school meal or to bring in their healthy lunch from home.

The children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 are served the most popular choice from the menu whilst each morning those children in Years 2, 3 and 4 make their own choice from the daily menu.

Fresh salad and pasta are always available for the children to add to their plates along with drinking water.


Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals.

Children in Year 3 and Year 4 are no longer entitled to University Infant Free School Meals, therefore, payment will be made via ParentPay.

A hot school meal is £2.20 a day or £11.00 per week (2021-2021). All payments to school must be made via the ParentPay system we have set up at Nursery children pay £2.10 for a school meal per day.

Please note that the school office and kitchen require two weeks notice if you wish to change from one to the other.



Here is the menu for the academic year 2021-2022:

Archibald First School Menu with EYFS 2021-22

A guidance as to what the children in EYFS and Year 1 will be served, these are highlighted in yellow.

Menus are subject to change due to availability and delivery.

AFS School Catering September 2022-July 2023 TBC

Free School Meals / Universal Infant Free School Meals

More information about school catering can be found here.  Whilst you can find out about Free School Meals and if you may be eligible for these by accessing this link.

Despite the Universal Infant Free Schools meal government initiative it is important that families still apply for Free School Meals if they are eligible as these are not the same.

Please speak to Mrs Turner or the office staff if you would like further information.



Children under age of 5 receive free milk in school, which is organised by the Local Authority in conjunction with the School.

Children of 5 years of age or older, are entitled to milk at a subsidised price.  Parents who wish their child to receive milk during the school day, can order this through Cool Milk.  You can register your child at