Charlbury Primary School

Food in school

Morning fruit

Fruit is provided by the Government to Key Stage 1 children free of charge every morning.  Children in Key Stage 2 may bring a piece of fruit for morning break, no other snacks are allowed.

Fruit Bar

Download the fruit bar menu. Please note, the fruity flapjack is only available on a Friday.

Hot dinners

We are lucky enough to have a fully-equipped kitchen serving a good-quality cooked meal for those who would like one. We provide universal infant free school meals for pupils in foundation and KS1.


Menus are devised by The School Lunch Company in consultation with our Healthy Schools Group. A typical meal includes the hot main item with appropriate carbohydrate such as potato, pasta or rice, vegetables and full salad bar, along with a dessert of the day - from crumbles, to pies and cakes, or fresh fruit salad. You can read more about The School Lunch Company on their website.

The menu changes twice a year to ensure the children have a varied choice of meals throughout the year.

See the current menu

The School Lunch Company's policy is to use locally sourced fresh produce.  The meat, fruit and vegetables on the menu are sourced locally whenever possible. 


All meals should be paid for in advance to the School Office. The cost is £2.20 per meal (£11.00 per week) and all cheques for school meals should be made payable to "Oxfordshire County Council". Payment is required on a Monday for all meals taken in that week.

Parents, come and try our school dinners!

If you would like to sample what our children are eating, please come and join us on either a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Please let the School Office know in the morning before you'd like to come. One parent commented:

"After enjoying a couple of delicious school dinners this term, I wanted to mention what a delight it has been to sit down with such well-behaved children, and that, thankfully, school dinners are a far cry from what they used to be. Now I know that parents and carers are always welcome, I'll be back for more."

Packed lunch

Alternatively, children may bring a lunchbox; we very much appreciate parents sending healthy packed lunches. We discourage both fizzy drinks and chocolate bars on a regular basis.  Healthy packed lunch ideas can be found HERE

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School lunches

Cheques for hot meals should be made payable to "Oxfordshire County Council"


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