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School Dinners

Thorntree Primary School has achieved Healthy Schools status.

At lunch times, children can either have school dinners or packed lunches. Parents/carers are expected to choose one of these dinner arrangements. Arrangements can only be changed at the beginning of every half-term.

The Thorntree Cooks
Since September 2014, all children in the Infant classes have been offered a free school meal. All our school dinners are cooked here on the premises in our own kitchens. Meals are healthy and varied. We cater for vegetarians.

Dinners currently cost:

     £2.66 per day

     £13.30 per week


School dinners should be paid for in advance. Payments should be made online via School Money at the beginning of each week or each half term or term, if you prefer. To be paid via your online account on Eduspot (contact office if you need your password resending).

If you are experiencing difficulties in paying for your child's school dinners then you may be eligible for help by applying for Free School Meals. The application form is attached below. Please fill in the form, supply proof of any benefits and return to the Council. Alternatively, you can return the form to the school office and we will be  happy to send it off for you.


Alternatively children may bring a packed lunch from home, which must be in a lunch container clearly marked with the child's name. We ask you to make sure that the packed lunch is healthy. We also ask that the contents are completely free from peanut products as some children can have violent allergic reactions to them. In the interests of safety, please put drinks in plastic bottles.

Pupils may go home for dinner but must return promptly for afternoon sessions:

Years 1 & 2 begin at 1pm, Reception and Years 3 & 4 begin at 1.15pm and Years 5 & 6 begin at 1.30pm.

Some families may be eligible for free school meals. To claim free school meals, you will have to fill out a form and send it to the Pupil and Student Finance Section of Greenwich Council with any relevant proof. If you think you may be eligible, you can have a quick word at the Office or contact the Council directly.

Click here to see the autumn/winter lunch menu.

Click here to see our Christmas Dinner menu.


School milk is provided free of charge for children under the age of five.