Chartridge Combined School

Chartridge Combined School


School Meals

Hot school meals and payment

Our kitchen and dining room were refurbished and a new hot meals service was introduced at “Café Chartridge” in January 2011.  Hot meals, cooked from fresh ingredients, are provided daily by our hub kitchen at Princes Risborough secondary school.  Menus are available in the link below.  Meals are ordered on a daily basis, with the children informing their teacher at registration time in the morning if they require a hot meal or not.  They will order their choice of meal at the food counter in the dining hall at lunch time.  We then order our hot meals for the day immediately after registration, and are not able to amend this order afterwards. So it is important that children know whether they are ordering a hot meal or have brought a packed lunch to eat every day.  Parents should inform us in advance if their child requires a hot meal on a day when you know they will be late for school, for example if they have a medical appointment.  

The meals are paid for by parents using an online electronic payment system managed by Parentpay (, and parents will be given a letter with a password and instructions to set up their Parentpay account when their child has been admitted to school.   


Free School meals and Pupil Premium funding

From September 2014, all Key Stage 1 and Reception children are entitled to a free hot school meal each day.  If you would like your child to have a hot meal please ensure your child knows so they can inform their class teacher at registration. Children of course may still bring a packed lunch if you wish.

Schools will continue to receive pupil premium funding from the government for all children (even if they receive a funded meal in Years Reception to Year 2), whose families are eligible for free school meals, for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months or any pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. This invaluable funding is used by the school to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. One example of this is by contributing to the cost of learning support assistants who provide much needed support and also lead and organise a range of one-to-one or small-group interventions under the guidance of class teachers and our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

The current amount of pupil premium funding we receive for students registered for free school meals is £1,300 per child. A premium has also been introduced to support children and young people whose parents are currently serving, or have served in the past 3 years, in the armed forces. This year and next, the school will receive £300 per pupil who comes from a service family.

Of course, we can only receive the funding if you let us know that you are eligible to receive free meals for your child, or if you are a member of the armed forces. Even if your child does not want to have hot meals at school, it would be beneficial to your child if you apply for them anyway, so that we can receive the funding and use it to assist your child in their education.

All information about pupil premium and free school meals is kept confidentially. Please click here for the form for free school meals and send the completed form to Helen King/Louise Sjogren Taylor in the school office (a paper copy is available from the school office). If any parents are members of the Armed Forces please e-mail or telephone us to let us know.  If you are already receiving free meals for your child you do not need to contact us again. 


Packed lunches & snacks in school

For those children who bring a packed lunch from home, we ask parents to provide a balanced lunch which will meet your child’s nutritional requirements.  Click here to see Change 4 Life's website with examples of healthy childrens lunches

Please avoid nuts or foods containing nuts, we have several children in school with nut allergies.

Children may bring in a small snack to eat at playtime, which should be a piece of fruit or vegetable.  All children should bring a water bottle into school each day which is kept in their classroom, and they are encouraged to drink water throughout the day to keep hydrated. 

Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 classes receive a piece of fruit or vegetable each day, as part of the government’s free fruit and vegetable scheme.



Menu Spring Term 2018

Menu Summer Term 2018

Allergy content Menu Spring 2018