School Meals & Menus

Lunchtimes at Upton St James

Lunchtimes are an important part of our school day. We stagger our lunchtimes so that pupils can eat with their peer groups in the hall, in a calm, relaxed space. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 can be provided with a free meal under the universal infant meal scheme. If your child is in Years 3-6 parents/carers can pay online for a meal using the School Gateway – we do not take cash in the office. We ask that all meals are paid in advance. Parents/carers also have the option to send their child in with a healthy lunchbox (no nuts please). 

School Meals Provided by Fresha


At Upton St James, school lunches are provided by Fresha. We have selected Fresha as our caterer as a team of chefs and a nutritionist carefully design seasonal menus which incorporate the required portions of fruit and seasonal vegetables; milk and dairy, meat, fish and proteins. The meals are delicious and carefully planned to ensure children maintain the right balance of energy and concentration levels for their afternoons of learning.

If you would like to find out more about Fresha school meals, please click here: 

Fresha School Meals Fresha would also like to hear from you, constructive feedback enables them and us to finely hone the catering, encouraging more families to take advantage of a delicious, highly nutritious, healthy and inexpensive hot meal, each school day, for their children

To provide feedback to Fresha on school meals, you can email Fresha directly at:

Income Related Free School Meals

Please click on the link for information relating to income related,This is the quickest and easiest way to apply and will result in you getting an instant decision. Alternatively, call the Education Helpline on 01803 208220


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The government provides a daily piece of fruit for each child aged 5 to 7 years. Any other snacks sent into school should comprise of fruit or veg only.  No chocolate or sweets of any form should be brought into school.  All food containers and lunch boxes must be clearly labelled with their owner’s name.

Children have free access to drinking water in school and are provided with a water bottle that they are encouraged to drink from at various points throughout the day. 

The school has a policy of NO NUTS as we have children in school who have severe allergic reactions to nuts.  Any contact with even the smallest trace of nuts, such as on a child’s breath, can cause a serious reaction.  We request that you are extremely vigilant about the nut content of food you send your child to school with – spreads, muesli bars, cakes, biscuits, breakfast cereals and cereal bars are just some items that may contain nut traces.