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School Dinners

Rayne Primary and Nursery School is a healthy school, committed to providing good quality nutritional home cooked meals for all our children. All our food is cooked daily, in our newly refurbished school kitchen, using fresh ingredients bought from local suppliers. 

Menus are varied to cater for all tastes, with a meat and vegetarian option available daily. The menus are cooked on a 3 weekly menu cycle and meals are ordered on a daily basis and cost £2.60 per day. Meals should be paid preferably on-line or by cash/cheque in advance.

If you decide for your child to have school meals following these points would be helpful to office staff:

  • Please where possible pay for meals on Monday – even if they are to be taken later in the week.
  • All meals must be paid for in advance or on the day.
  • Payment can be made
    • onlline via the School Gateway app or website 
    • by cash or by cheque via the school office.
  • Cheques should be made payable to RAYNE PRIMARY AND NURSERY SCHOOL.
  • Unfortunately if your child falls into arrears for school meals you will be asked to provide a packed lunch until the arrears are paid up to date.

Every meal served at Rayne Primary and Nursery School is fully nutritionally monitored and meets the Government Food and Nutritional Based Standards.

Pay online

if you have a smartphone, the school Gateway app can be downloaded from the app store (Android and iPhone)


Click the image below to visit their website

If you are havining trouble logging in, it may be because the school does not have your current email address and/or mobile phone number on record. For any logging on issues, please contact the school office.

Universal Free School Meals (UIFSM)

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM). This offer does not depend on your household income or whether you receive any benefits, every child in these year groups is eligible to take up the offer.

Being entitled to UIFSM does not necessarily mean you are entitled to support available during school holidays or in the event of school closures, that support is based on whether you are eligible for FSM. Parents and Guardians can check their eligibility for FSM online via the LGfL Free School Meal Eligibility Checker

Free School Meals (FSM)

If you can’t afford school dinners you may be eligible for free school meals. To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following benefits:

  • Income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Parents and Guardians can check their eligibility online via the LGfL Free School Meal Eligibility Checker. A Certificate of Eligibility is available through the website for any child eligible for a free school meal attending the school. This Certificate of Eligibility should be taken to the school, along with any supporting evidence, and the school will register your claim for  Free School Meals. 

If you are eligible for free school meals and your circumstances change in any way (such as changing address or school, and registering another child) you will need to notify the school.

Privacy Notice for FSM

Pupil Premium leaflet: The school can receive funding from the Government for every child that is or has been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. This funding is called Pupil Premium and is used to support children’s learning.

Healthy Eating

Many children choose to bring a packed lunch and we encourage these to be as healthy as possible. Fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate are not allowed in packed lunches. For the safety of children we are a nut free school.

We encourage children to bring a bottle of water to school each day and also have water fountains available too.

At morning play every infant child is given a free piece of fruit or vegetable for snack.

If you have a child in Key Stage Two please could you support us with providing a healthy snack at break-time such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cereal bars and plain biscuits. NB chocolate and crisps will not be permitted.

Tuck will continue to be available daily for 30p and daily snack options are available with choices listed on our school menus.

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