The Street, Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6PA

01473 658303

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Elmsett C of E Primary School

School Lunches

Mealtimes take place in Elmsett Village Hall, with school dinners being brought in from the kitchen at Bildeston Primary School. A nourishing, well-balanced two course meal is served and is of a type which appeals to children.  A vegetarian option and Jacket Potato choice is available as well as a Packed Lunch (this does need to be specified at the time of ordering).  

EATS Caterting  - 

Children in Reception and KS1 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. Please let the office know if your child will be taking up the free meals. Please let the office know by 9am on the Monday morning for meals that week (as they are pre-ordered from Bildeston Primary School), or you can let the office know in advance as the meals are on a 3 week rolling menu.

For KS2 children, payment can be made via Schoolscomms Gateway App and may be paid weekly, termly or half termly at the start of each period.  The current cost of meals is £2.40 per child per day.

It is very important that Dinner Orders are made to the School Office by 9am Monday morning  stating clearly the name of the child/ren, the days that the meals are required and choices -  Option 1, Vegetarian, Jacket Potato or School Packed Lunch or  please order via the online order form.  

Free meals are available to children with parents who claim Income Support or other specific circumstances.  Please ask at the School Office for details.  (All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence) or go to


EATS Menu Week 1 April - Oct 2022

EATS Menu Week 2 April - Oct 2022

EATS Menu Week 3 April - Oct 2022


School Packed Lunch Choices April - Oct 2022




Free School Meals

Are your children entitled to free school meals? 
If so, not only does your child receive a free lunch, they and the school are also entitled to a range of support including helping with funding for school trips, after school clubs etc.
If your child is in Reception or KS1 and gets a universal free school meal, if you are eligible for "Free School Meals" it is important that you apply online before 1st April at: 

Your child will be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit as long as you do not get a Working Tax Credit and your taxable income is less than £16,190
  • If you are supported under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Free School Meals

Free School Meals - Application Form

Packed Lunch

If your child does not wish to have a school meal they may bring in a packed lunch (in a named container please).  Please do not include sweets, fizzy drinks or glass bottles.  Chilled water is freely available to all children and water bottles with wide necks may be refilled.


Milk is free for all children under the age of five at snack-time and additionally is available to all children who have a school dinner. If you would like your child to have milk at break-times, please contact the office.

Break-time Snacks

Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) are eligible to receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable through the Government Fruit and Veg Scheme (an explanatory letter is enclosed in this pack).  Excess fruit and veg is offered to the older children and if your child wishes to bring in their own healthy snack they may do so (no sugary snacks please).  They may also bring in their own water bottle, which they can refill with cooled filtered drinking water provided by the PTA.  Water bottles should be wide necked to avoid spillages when refilling.