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Ford End CofE Primary School

Ford End C.E.V.C. Primary School
Main Road, Ford End
Essex CM3 1LQ
Telephone: 01245 237209

Ford End CofE Primary School

Ford End Parent Pay

Ford End C.E.V.C. Primary School
Main Road, Ford End, Chelmsford
Essex CM3 1LQ
Telephone: 01245 237209 Email

School Meals

We are proud of our freshly cooked, healthy lunches and make sure that they are great value too.

We have varied menus designed for little taste buds so there is something for every child.

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We aim to provide a home cooked meal using fresh ingredients and through careful planning and purchasing we can do this for just £2.20 per meal including dessert which we hope you agree is excellent value. School meals are a good opportunity for the children to develop their social skills and can play a major part in broadening children’s attitudes to what foods they will and will not eat! If you would like to order meals for your child you can do so through the ParentMail App. Jacket potatoes and baguettes are an alternative, as well as an unlimited salad bar where the children receive their 5-a-day.

Free school meals

All children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school lunch, paid for by the Government, but many parents don’t realise that they are entitled to free school meals for their older children to. Generally if you are in receipt of one of the following then you are likely to be able to claim free school meals:

  • 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 guaranteed 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

If you think that you are eligible please come and speak to the school office team in confidence. You can find out more here: Free School Meals

Packed lunches

Parents are requested to follow healthy eating guidelines when sending packed lunches to school. We do ask that packed lunches offer a healthy and balanced lunch with fresh fruit and vegetables rather than sugary and fatty snacks and fizzy drinks. Nuts, nut products and seafood are not allowed in school as we have children with serious food allergies to these ingredients.

Break Time Snacks

Children are encouraged to bring in a fruit or vegetable snack for break-time, although the government provides fruit daily for Key Stage 1 children in order to promote healthy eating.


Children may bring their own drink of water, in a named plastic bottle, which is kept in the classrooms. The children can request a drink at any time. The school operates a “drink when required” policy, whereby the older pupils may keep their drinks with them on their tables all day and younger pupils have ready access to their drinks in the classroom.