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School Meals

School Dinners - Headcorn Primary School

Lunchtime is between 12.00pm and 1.15pm and varies in duration according to class. Children may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch. We encourage our children to make healthy food choices and ask that packed lunches do not contain sweets or chocolate bars.  

Download some lunch box suggestions from the British Nutrition Foundation.

A point of safety: No glass bottles or nuts please. 

Please contact our office to let us know of any alterations to a child’s normal pattern of meals.
The Contract Dining Company supply meals to children and staff using the best quality ingredients sourced wherever possible from local farms and suppliers with high ethical standards. All the meat used is Farm Assured and all minced beef is organically farmed, eggs are free range, fish is MSC and yogurts are organic. All seasonal fruit and vegetables are grown in Kent. The company has just been awarded the Soil Association’s prestigious Silver Food for Life Catering Mark for all its schools in Kent, and is one of the first school caterers in the county to achieve this. The current menu can be downloaded from its website.
Children may have a school meal every day, on set days or occasionally. School lunches are currently priced at £2.20 per day and The Contract Dining Company expect all meals to be paid for in advance.
The school use Tucasi for communications and online payments. If you haven't set up an online payment account please do so as soon as possible. To make a payment please visit scopay.com. If it is your first visit to the site you will need a link code which can be obtained from the school office. The minimum payment is £11.00 (5 dinners).

All payments for school dinners are payable through Tucasi online.

Recent menus and CDC recipes can be viewed below...

Free School Meals

All infants (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) will be entitled to free school meals from September 2014. There will be some children (including infants) who are eligible for free school meals (FSMs) because their parents receive certain benefits. The school receives additional funding (Pupil Premium) for each child who is entitled to receive FSMs or has been entitled over the last five years, so we encourage parents to apply if they think they may be eligible. You can find out more details, and apply online at http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals or contact the School Office.

Come Join Us

Parents are invited to eat with their children. If you wish to join us at lunchtime, just pop into the school office during the preceding week to order your meal and pay (£2.85). On the day, simply come to the office, sign in and you will then be able to join your child for lunch.


We participate in the Key Stage 1 fruit and veg initiative, which provides a piece of fruit or vegetable for every child from Reception to Year 2. Children in Key Stage 2 are allowed to bring in healthy snacks for break time, such as fruit or vegetables or a cereal bar. Crisps, chocolates, biscuits and sweets not allowed.