Cranbourne Primary School

Where Learning and Friendships Grow

School Meals

School Lunches

Lunches are provided by our catering company Harrison.


Ordering and payment for lunches is via a cashless system - ParentPay - please contact the school office to register.  


Universal Infant Free School Meals – KS1


Currently, pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal thanks to a government funding scheme known as universal infant free school meals (UVIFSM). You shouldn’t confuse UVIFSM with free schools meals and the pupil premium.

Free School Meals


If your child is eligible for ‘free school meals’ and you register them for this, we’ll receive extra funding called ‘pupil premium’. We use this extra money to improve the educational provision and resources at the school. If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and is eligible for free school meals according to the criteria below, you should still register because we will receive the extra pupil premium funding.


What is Pupil Premium funding?


Pupil premium funding from the government is given to schools to help pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation. It’s provided for pupils who:

  • Are registered for free school meals
  • Have been registered for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years
  • Are, or have been, in care
  • Have parents in the armed forces


At Cranbourne, we get an extra £1,345 for every pupil who is registered for free school meals. This extra money could make a real difference to the quality of education we offer.


We have previously used pupil premium funding for:


  • Educational provision/resources
  • Subsidising educational visits
  • Additional school staff
  • Academic interventions
  • Wellbeing and self-esteem building interventions


Is my child eligible for free school meals?


Your child might be eligible if you access:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)


Does my child have to eat the free school meals?


Pupils who are registered for free school meals don’t have to eat them. If you’re eligible but you want your child to have packed lunches you should still register because the school will receive the funding which can support your child in other ways.


How do I register?


You only need to register once. To register please visit the Bracknell Forest website, as follows, or you may request a form from our School Reception


Apply Here


No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.