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Free Academy Meals for all children at Raleigh

Since September 2014 every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 has been able to have free school meals. This is part of the School Food Plan, which aims to change what children eat in schools and how they learn about food.  At Raleigh we provide every child with a free meal, either hot or packed lunch.

Evidence shows that if children eat more healthily they perform better in their learning. There are also reports of better behaviour and relationships as a result of all children eating together every day.  We believe that school lunchtime is a great chance for all our children to sit down together and enjoy their healthy and tasty meal, as well as building their social skills.

It is essential that all parents check their Pupil Premium entitlement which affects the amount of money Raleigh receive in their budget.  Increased money means we can buy further learning resources and provide children with additional learning experiences and opportunities.  Our website shows you how additional money is spent within the school and the impact this has on learning.

To check your entitlement please go online complete the free school meals application at  The information will be submitted direct to the Norfolk County Council Free School Meals department for them to process.

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Thank you.  If you would like any help completing the form or need a paper copy to complete, please speak to our administration staff at the office.

Lunch Menu

Chartwells Information

All of our lunches are provided by Chartwells, there is a wide variety on offer everyday including:

-Hot main meal

-Vegetarian meal

-Sandwich option 

-Jacket potato



All children have access to a buffet salad bar everyday.

Children can have a glass of water or milk with their lunch.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free lunch everyday.

We do not allow packed lunches to be bought in from home.  This helps to keep children with allergies safe.  If your child requires a specific medical diet, please complete the forms below.  If you require a paper copy please pop into the academy office to collect one.

Medical Diet Parents Information

Medical Diet Request Form