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Our catering is provided by Chartwells and meals can be paid for via PayPal, a link to which can be found on our useful links page.


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Dietary Requirements

Chartwells and the Local Government cater for any dietary needs including: 

Vegetarian; Vegan; Milk-free for lactose intolerance; Gluten-free for coeliac disease; Carbohydrate counts for diabetics

They can cater for pupils with one or more allergies or intolerances to the 14 EU allergens:

Gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soybeans; Milk; Nuts; Celery; Mustard; Sesame; Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs

Chartwells Medical Diet Request Form

Please email the completed form back to the Academy Office

For more guidance, please visit the East Sussex County Council site

East Sussex County Council School Meals

Free school meals

From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools will be eligible for free schools meals. Some students in years 3-6 may also be eligible. Further information can be found on the East Sussex County Council website.

East Sussex County Council Free School Meals 

For other children, free school meals can be provided to parents or carers if they are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit

Anyone entitled to Working Tax Credit is not entitled to free meals regardless of income.

Children will continue to receive free school meals if they meet the existing eligibility criteria and are in receipt of full-time education or education both before and after the lunch period