Wellow Primary School


School Meals

Our school kitchen is managed by Hampshire Education Catering

Hampshire Education Catering is the largest provider of school meals in Hampshire, supplying hot and cold nutritional meals to 445 primary schools across the county. Everything is cooked in our own kitchen to the highest possible standards. 

All pupils in Year R, 1 and 2  are entitled to receive a free school meal each day under the government's Universal Infant Free School Meal programme. Meal choices can be made during registration.


School meals cost £3.00 for KS2 children.

The current economic climate continues to be a challenge for all and Hampshire Education Catering are also facing significant increases in food and pay costs, with further escalation in food prices anticipated. Unfortunately, the Goverment's 7p increase for Universal Infant Free School Meals in the funding settlement is not sufficient to cover these rising prices.  

Consequently, Hampshire Education Catering have had to increase the school meal price to £3.00 for all meal types from 5th June 2023.

To see the current lunch menus please click here.

Special Diets

Hampshire Education Catering can provide special diets for pupils with allergies and intolerances who want to have a school meal.

Special diets are provided for pupils with a medical problem, not just a dislike of certain food.

Full details of the service can be found here

Click here to create an online account for special diet requests

Free School Meals Eligibility in other years and pupil premium funding


 Free School Meals

A pupil is only eligible to receive a free school meal when a claim for the meal has been made on their behalf, and their eligibility has been verified by the school where they are enrolled or by the local authority.

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee 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 – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.