Wilmcote CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School, Church Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9XD, UK



Wilmcote CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

Welcome to our school

School Meals

Our kitchen staff include Mrs Dyson, Miss Szanto, Mrs Young and Miss Varley; and the children are also supervised by class teachers.

Our pupils are enjoying 'home-cooked, hot food' at lunchtime and are always keen to ask for more!  Pupils can still bring a packed lunch or alternate between the two.

Ever wonder what your child has had for dinner? Visit www.educaterers.co.uk   to look at the menus.

Each day the children have a choice of 3 menus which operate on a 3 week cycle.  They are encouraged to try new things but leave something if they dislike it. Children can now choose which of the meals they would like for lunch and a vegetarian / fish option is also always available. During the summer if children prefer, a cold option is available whilst during the winter months, jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings are on offer. Every main course is served with a choice of potatoes, pasta, rice or bread, vegetables or salad and a drink. 

NOTE - Bread, fresh fruit and water are available every day. The menu is sometimes subject to change depending on deliveries and availability. Pupils who require specific diets e.g. those with nut, diary or wheat allergies can also be catered for.


For further help and nutritional advice please visit:





TO APPLY: Please call our Customer Service Centre 01926 359189

8am - 8pm Monday to Friday / 9am - 4pm Saturday

Or go to: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals where you can apply online


The current criteria for claiming free school meals are:

 Families who receive the following are eligible for Free School Meals:


  • Income support
  • Income-based job seeker’s allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (ESA)
  • Guarantee element of state pension credit
  • Universal credit
  • Both income-cased and contribution-based JSA/ESA if you receive the same amount for both. You should also qualify if you receive both but the Income-based amount is greater, but not if the contribution-based amount is greater
  • Families who are awarded Child Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HMRC, not in excess of £16,190 are also eligible to claim free school meals providing there is no entitlement to Working Tax Credit (unless in respect of a 4-week ‘run-on’).

The online checking system only confirms or denies your eligibility to claim free school meals: it does not give us any other information. If you are currently in receipt of either Universal Credit or the 4-week run on of Working Tax Credit the system will not automatically be able to determine your eligibility, therefore you will need to send proof that you are in receipt of these benefits to the Free School Meals office once you have completed and saved your application.

When your eligibility has been confirmed and your application processed, you will be sent an email confirming eligibility. The school will also receive notification of your child’s application.

The online checking system will continuously check your eligibility status and inform you and the school of any changes.

Since September 2014, all children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are entitled to a free lunch under the Universal Free School Meals scheme introduced by the Government.  Even if your child receives a free lunch under this scheme, if you qualify for free meals under the original scheme, we would ask you to apply as the school receives extra government funding.


Temporary qualification for free school meals

You become eligible to claim free school meals if you receive a Working Tax Credit run-on: this is the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.


In order to qualify for free school meals after the four week period expires you will need to be in receipt of one of the other qualifying benefits listed above, and we will need to be able to verify that.

Unfortunately there is no 4 week ‘run-on’ of free school meals if you become entitled to Working Tax Credit because you have taken work: your entitlement to claim free school meals ends when your qualifying benefit ends.


Pupil Premium

When you successfully apply for free school meals the school will receive at least an extra £900 of government funding, even if your child does not want the meal. This additional funding will be used to help children from lower income families do their very best at school.


Please also be aware that if your family is registered for free school meals you may be eligible to claim other forms of assistance, eg school transport. If you would like more information about home to school transport contact Education Transport on 01926 412929.