Hot Lunches and Milk
At Abbey View, we provide free hot school meals as part of the government's Universal Free School Meals programme.
This allows every Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 child to have a free hot lunch each day. Our hot lunch provider is Innovate and their caterers are based at Abbey View Primary Academy.
KS2 children can also order packed lunches from Innovate- this is not funded by the government and payment will be required.
Changes for COVID-19- On a temporary basis, Innovate are providing packed lunches rather than hot meals, in line with our risk assessment. We will return to hot meals as soon as it is possible.
In order to register your child for their hot meals, please go to the Innovate website:
Once you are registered, you will have the option to order your choices for several weeks at a time. The deadline to order for each week is the Friday before at 11pm.
If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office and we can register your child on the school account.
Eligibility for Pupil Premium and Free School Meals
Families receiving Universal Credit may be entitled to Pupil Premium and Free School Meals.
This applies to children of families in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 who already receive a free meal under the Government's Universal Free School Lunch Scheme and to all children in Key Stage 2.
If you think that you may be eligible, please complete the application form and return it to the Academy Office.
To order milk for your KS1/FS child, please set up an account with Cool Milk. Milk is free for under 5s. To order milk as part of your KS2 child who is eligible for free school meals, contact the school office to arrange.
For those children who are at KS2 and those at KS1/FS who opt out of hot meals, a packed lunch can be brought in.
Packed lunches should be healthy and we have the following rules about items that should not be included:
- No sweets or chocolate bars
- No fizzy drinks or energy drinks
- No nuts, nut products or nut spreads (including chocolate spreads with hazelnuts)
Ideas for healthy packed lunches can be found here: