Hot meals and Free School Meals


If you think your child could be eligible for free school meals, it really helps the school's funding if you register with West Sussex County Council.


From 1 January 2024, there will be a new process for parents to submit their applications for Free School Meals (FSM). The process will be entirely online. The system will give parents an instant indication of their child’s FSM eligibility status, with the aim of ensuring eligible children receive their FSM entitlement as quickly as possible, by helping to reduce the time for checks to be returned in busy periods.

Most parents will be familiar with this new electronic process, as it uses the same portal that parents need to use for their school admissions preferences and/or 2-year-old entitlement checks.

This process, in most cases, allows parents to receive their initial eligibility result instantly. Our Catering Services FSM team will then run further checks and confirm the outcome via email to both the parent and the school.

With the move to online applications fully functional on 1 January 2024, we will have a one-month transitional period where paper FSM applications will still be processed by the team, to allow schools to communicate the change to their parents, and to ensure no application forms are caught between systems.

If a parent is struggling to complete the online form, and the school has been unable to support, please advise them to contact our team directly on 0330 222 5555 or at

Links on the Council website will be updated to take parents to the new online FSM application form as of 1 January 2024. Until then, the process will remain the same as it is currently.

Hot meals for Year 3 - Year 6

During the recent summer break we have had an amazing new kitchen installed on site. All meals are fresh and prepared on site by Chartwells Catering.  Why not give the food a try. 

All meals are booked on Parentpay, once you join the school you will be given an activation code for your child.

If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals please complete the link below