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Please note - From 25th February 2019 there will be a price rise for school dinners. The new price will be £2.30 per day or £11.50 per week.

Lunchtimes at Peafield Lane


Children have a can choose whether to have a hot school dinner or bring a packed lunch. This choice can be made on a daily basis depending on what is on the menu. You just need to make sure your child knows what they are doing!


Paying for school meals is quite straightforward: you can pay online using your child’s Squid account (please see the school office for your login details and help with setting this up if needed).  If your child is in Acorns (FS2) , Year 1 or Year 2 they will be entitled have their school dinners at no charge.  Please see the leaflet for Universal Free School Meals above for more information, or speak to a member of staff.


Lunches are organised in ‘sittings’ whereby those children having a hot meal tend to eat first whilst others have a playtime, then, as they finish the packed lunch children come in to have their meals.


We operate a ‘family service’ system which promotes responsibility amongst our oldest children and encourages conversation around the table. Midday staff circulate to ensure children act responsibly towards each other, that they have a good, standard sized potion of food and that table manners are at their best. Children are taught to use knives and forks properly.


Once outside children are given a wide range of activities to choose from: football pitches are set up and cover half of the astroturf, different zones for skipping, cricket, tennis and other athletic activities are also set out. There are quiet areas with tables for drawing on and giant connect 4 as well as the ‘Teletubbie Land’ zone with hills and grass for our younger children to roll about on and engage in free play.


As well as the twelve midday staff on duty we now have two teaching assistants outside each day whose role is to set up and co-ordinate large group games such as ‘stick-in-the-mud’, ‘tag-bulldog’, ‘grandma’s footsteps’ and more.


We love our lunchtimes at Peafield; there’s loads to do and they’re great fun.


Free School Meals


Free meals are available to students from households entitled to:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income support
  • Income based jobseeker’s allowance (JSA)
  • Income related employment and support allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child tax credit, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • The guarantee element of state pension credit
  • Working tax credit run-on - paid for four weeks after the person stops qualifying for working tax credit
  • Universal credit - during the initial roll-out of the benefit


If the above applies to you and you have not already registered, please contact the Free School Meals Team on 0300 5008080 or by visiting http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/learning/schools/school-dinners/free-school-meals/



The information needed to register includes:

  • Personal details (including national insurance number and date of birth) for you and your partner.
  • Child's details in full including their date of birth and the school they attend
  • If eligible for free school meals and/or milk the start date will normally be within two days of parents contacting the office and entitlement being verified. The office will also write to confirm the date the child's free school meals and milk will start. Children transferring between Nottinghamshire schools need not re-apply. Children will continue to receive free school meals and milk while parents are receiving the qualifying benefit or until the end of the transitional protection 31 March 2022.

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