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Please note we operate a nut free school so please could you not send any food containing nuts or peanuts into school – thank you

New Menu form 25th April 2022 until October 2022


The cost of a school meal is increasing to £2.80 as from 31st October 2022

HC3S, Your Award-Winning School Caterer


With over 30 years of school catering experience, our successful ethos is to provide healthy, local, responsible sourced food that children love. Our tasty, freshly cooked, nutritious dishes help your children flourish and reach their potential. As part of a balanced diet, our lunches provide a third of a child’s daily calorie intake, to aid concentration levels and give them energy to focus and to play.

We know that providing award winning meals isn’t enough and so, at HC3S we go that step further, by helping schools and the wider community to encourage children, parents, carers to live healthy lifestyles and think sustainably.

That’s why both our ‘Ready Steady Cook’ and healthy eating/lunchbox sessions, the later in collaboration we Public Health England, are fun, engaging and available in your area. Our added value ‘Food to Flourish Classroom’ resources help teachers educate children in an innovative, food related fashion that cuts across the curriculum.

Where opportunity arise, and in a Covid safe environment, we bring live cooking and food related workshops to the classrooms. Sometimes, through partnerships with our suppliers and other local food organisations, outside of the classroom, creating sensory filled memorable experiences.

Celebrate with us throughout the academic year as we support, VegPower’s Eat Them To Defeat Them campaign encouraging children to eat more vegetables, Nutrition and Hydration Week and National School Meals Week; key events in the food and drink calendar which are lots of fun.

Want to know more about HC3S?


Click on this weblink https://www.hants.gov.uk/hc3s

Follow and review us on www.facebook.com/hc3seducation

Follow and tweet us on www.twitter.com/HC3S6


Our website is our ‘go to’ platform for all of HC3S’ relevant information including:

  • Menus
  • Menu templates
  • Our NEW special diet page with details about our new online registration portal and our allergy matrix, a useful tool for parents
  • Staff meal price poster, it includes the up-to-date VAT pricing. (Change in VAT due in October 2021)
  • Theme day posters  - NEW and updated for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please speak with your District Manager or kitchen for more details.
  • Competitions
  • National campaigns – VegPower, National School Meals Week and Nutrition and Hydration Week
  • Contact details
  • Free school meal information
  • Pupil premium



Does your child need a medical special diet to eat lunch at school? If so, you need to create an account to register your child for a medical special diet.

Once you have created your account, we will be able to review your medical evidence with our NHS dietician in order to devise an adapted menu for your child's school lunch.

Living with allergies comes with its own set of rules so when it comes to food, as education caterers, we want to make this as easy as possible for you as a family. Our staff are trained in food safety and regularly update their skills on allergens. We never underestimate the dangers of food allergies and intolerances and that's why we work hard to get it right. More details can be found in Special diets | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)


Free School Meals

Please see some information regarding free school meals the link below will give you further information and links regarding free school meals and uniform grants


Change of eligibility from the 1st April 2018


Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:


  • 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 apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)



Applying for free school meals


There is a new online service, where you can check your own eligibility for free school meals, or you can check on behalf of someone else.


To complete a check you will need the following information for yourself, or the person you are checking on behalf of:


  • Name, date of birth, home address and email address
  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service reference number
  • Child's name, date of birth and school
  • School your child is attending or will attend


Please note that by following the link below to the online free school meals eligibility checking service, you are leaving Hampshire County Council's website.  


The data you enter on the screen will be used to process your request.


I would like to check for free school meal eligibility.





Infant Free School Meals in England


Your child will be able to get free school meals if they are in:


  • Reception class
  • Year 1
  • Year 2


Please let your child's school know if you receive any of the qualifying benefits.  The school can get extra funding if you do. 







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