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Sample menus and eligibility for free school meals
From September 2014, all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England will receive free school meals.
Existing entitlements to free school meals for disadvantaged pupils in nursery classes and at key stages 2-4 will continue as before.
Parent/carers of children who are entitled to any of the following benefits are entitled to free school meals:
To apply for free school meals either
Portsmouth City Council is very keen to promote healthy eating, particularly for school age children.
ISS Education provides school meals in Portsmouth on behalf of the council. They provide school meals for all primary and special schools without their own kitchens, and for four secondary schools – Castle View, City of Portsmouth Boys, Mayfield and Springfield. You can download sample primary and secondary school menus at the bottom of this page.
Primary schools in Portsmouth provide midday meals, offering a selection of meals, and vegetarian and special diet meals can be ordered. Primary school children may bring their own packed lunches.
Most secondary schools in Portsmouth operate a cash cafeteria system at lunchtime. Some also offer a mid-morning snack service.