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St Mary Bourne Primary School

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Free School Meals

Visit the link below to check whether your child is entitled to free school meals.  The school also receives additional funding for all children that are eligible for free schools meals. Please read the Pupil Premium section on our website for more information.


Universal Infant Free School Meals


At St Mary Bourne Primary School, we believe that the best option for children at lunchtimes is to have the hot school dinner, provided through our partnership with HC3S and cooked on site in our state of the art kitchen. We expect that parents of children in key stage one will take up the option of the Universal Infant Free School Meal. This is because we believe that the hot school dinner option is much better for the children's learning and health. We recognise the evidence that states -

  • children are better prepared for learning if they eat well
  • children make more progress if they have eaten the right nutritional lunch
  • only 1% of packed lunches provide the correct nutrition
  • eating hot dinners is an important social occasion and the children learn vital social skill


HC3S provide all the nutrients that children require through the week. They produce a menu which has a three-weekly cycle and is available for parents to view at www.hants.gov.uk/hc3s