School Lunches

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Children are free to choose to eat either school dinners or have a packed lunch brought from home on a daily basis.

We eat lunch in a cafeteria style, with long communal tables. If your child brings a packed lunch, they are supported in getting their lunch boxes from their classrooms, and then finding a seat in the hall. If your child has school dinners, they’ll line up and choose their hot food from the cafeteria, before coming to sit down. Lunchtime staff are always on hand to help them find a seat next to their friends!

Water is always freely available at lunchtimes.

School dinners

School dinners at Threemilestone School are produced by Chartwells Services. All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are entitled to a free hot meal every day. For pupils in Years 3, 4, 5, and 6, meals cost £2.40.

If your child would like a cooked lunch, you can book and pay for meals through ParentPay, using the username and password that you use to log in for all school-based events. (If you’re having problems logging in or using ParentPay, please contact the school office on 01872 263322 or

See this term’s menu. It’s really helpful if you can help your child choose which option they’d like, and book it in advance on ParentPay before they come to school.

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Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals, and you don’t need to apply for these.

If your child is in Years 3, 4, 5 or 6, they may be entitled to a free school meal if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Job Seekers’ Allowance (Income-Based) and equal based Job Seekers Allowance.
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR) and equal based Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) with an annual income of less than £16,190.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee Element of Pension Credit (GPC)
  • Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (IAA) Support
  • 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) as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods

You can find out more and apply for free school meals on the Cornwall Council website.

*Even if your child is eligible for Free School Meals, you’ll still need to book their meal using ParentPay.

Get additional funding for your child

If you receive any of the benefits listed above, the school may also be entitled to claim Pupil Premium funding to support your child’s education. Find out more on the Cornwall Council website.