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Lunchtime and Snacks

Please download as required. Paper copies of all documents on this website are available from the school office.

School Meals at Raysfield Federation

Our school meals are cooked on-site every day by abm Catering. A three week rolling menu is published three times a year to keep the food choices varied and seasonal. Each day, children can choose from a meat, vegetarian or jacket potato main meal. There are also different sides (including a daily salad bar) and puddings available each day.

Dinner Menu and Allergen Information


School meals or packed lunch?

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 qualify for a free school meal every day. Families can choose not to take this meal and instead provide their child with a packed lunch. Children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) can choose whether to order a school meal (£2.30 per day) or bring in a packed lunch.

All school meals must be booked and paid for in advance.  Meals can be ordered up until 9am on the day required.  Please see below for more details. 

How do I order and pay for a school meal for my child?

School meals must be ordered online using your abm Catering Parentpay account. Click on the icon below to visit the ParentPay website. The menu is shown for each day. There is lots of help and guidance available.

Making secure payments online using your credit or debit card

ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.

You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password, issued by the Federation; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure. If you have more than one child at our school, or children at other ParentPay schools, you can create a single account login for all your children.

Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.


Children may bring a clear, named bottle of plain water with a ‘sports type’ top to allow regular sipping and to avoid spillage. These will be kept in a central place in the classroom where children have free access to them during the day.

Raysfield is a nut free school


We have children with nut allergies. Please do not include nuts (or nut based products) in your child’s packed lunch, or snacks. Thank you. 

Free School Meals

Some families will qualify for free school meals and we would strongly encourage you to apply if you believe you are eligible (even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2). As well as your child receiving a free meal, the school also receives additional income (the Pupil Premium) to support your child’s learning.

To apply online, click here to go to the South Gloucestershire website.

If you have any questions, please contact the ‘Children and Young People Information Service’ on 01454 868008 or email

The information below is taken from South Gloucestershire’s website:

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods, and your monthly average income over three assessment periods should be no more than £616.67)
  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Healthy Lunch Boxes

If your child brings a packed lunch into school then we ask that it contains a healthy, nutritionally balanced selection of food items. Download: Packed Lunches leaflet

Change 4 Life

For more information about healthy lunchboxes, visit the ‘Change 4 Life‘ website by clicking the icon above.