Charlbury Primary School

Food in school

Charlbury Primary School is a healthy food school and we encourage children to make healthy choices and develop a balanced diet.  School dinners are prepared daily by our experienced cooks in our fully equipped kitchen.  Note that we provide universal infant free school meals for pupils in Reception, Year 1 & 2.  


For pupils in Years 3 to 6, the cost of school dinners is £2.30, all meals should be paid for in advance to the School Office. Payment should be made at the beginning of the term, month or week, before the meals are taken, cheques payments should be made payable to "Oxfordshire County Council


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. 

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

Morning fruit

Fruit is provided by the Government to pupils in Reception, Years 1 & 2 free of charge every morning.  Children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) may bring a small healthy snack for morning break.

Fruit Bar

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

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 and to make your meal choices on the monring 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."

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School lunches

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


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