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How to pay for school meals

At Greenwich Free School we offer a range of food and drinks for students to purchase for snacks and at lunch time. At break-time the kitchen offers a variety of options including bacon/sausage/egg/cheese rolls for 55p, through to lunch times where we have a tasty and nutritious selection of sandwiches, pasta pots, main meals (including vegetarian), with jacket potatoes and salad available every day. Menus are served on a three week rota and are reviewed termly.

Each balanced meal costs £2.80 and consists of one of the following:

  • Meat/Vegetarian main meal, plus a dessert or carton drink
  • Pasta Pot, plus a dessert or carton drink
  • Sandwich/baguette, plus a dessert or carton drink

 Additional items may be purchased.

We provide access to water fountains in the dining hall, and pupils are encouraged to ensure that they stay hydrated throughout the day.

We have a £5 per day spending limit in order to ensure students do not take their account rapidly in to debt without parents being aware.

If you are not already in receipt of Free School Meals and you receive certain benefits you may be eligible to receive school clothing grants, school journey grants and Free School Meals. The pupil benefits team at the Royal Borough of Greenwich will work out the support you will receive. To apply please use the following link: If you are already in receipt of Free School Meals you will not need to re-apply however please ensure you tick the required box on our Online induction form.

Please note that meals are not issued unless credit is available on a student’s account, and also that we do not allow students to purchase items for their peers.


There are two ways to pay for school meals.

  1. We have cash loading machines in the school foyer area for students to top up their accounts with cash.
  2. Online payments can be made, meaning your child will not have to bring cash in with them to school.

Details of how to make online payments, see full break time and lunchtime menus, and see itemised purchases that your child has made for the whole year, can be found below.

Plus Pay:

+Pay is a payment management service that is fully integrated into ParentMail. From one single service you can receive communications from schools by email and/or text and also make online payments. ParentMail will send you a link via email to register for online lunch payment, once your child has started school.