School Meals (including Free School Meals application)

School meals are provided by Cambridge-based specialist schools caterer; The Lunchtime Company They provide delicious, nutritious and healthy meals every day and believe that Lunchtime should be the highlight of the day for everyone at Arbury Primary School. They offer children a wonderful choice of hot food, fresh vegetables, freshly baked bread, fresh fruit, yogurt, jacket potatoes… there really is something for everyone.

All meals are cooked from fresh ingredients every day, sourced locally (where possible within a 60 mile radius of the school) and prepared on-site. Over the course of the academic year they provide an array of theme days. These are advertised around the school and on the website.

School dinners are currently £2.55 per day (from 1st April 2024) although all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to receive a free school dinner until they enter KS2.

It makes it much easier for the school if lunches are ordered and paid for every Monday morning for the week. Alternatively money for a whole term or even a half term may be payable in advance.  Payments can be made using School Gateway (formerly Pay360 Education Payments), the electronic payment system.  For details on School Gateway and logins please contact  We try to be as flexible as possible and children are able to order a school dinner on a daily basis. 


Here is the link for applying for free school meals: