Sacred Heart

Catholic Primary

'Live, Love and Learn Joyfully in the Family of Christ'

School Lunch

Lunch Menu - Spring 2nd Half Term to End of Summer Term 2024

Lunch Costs for KS2 Children - AutumnTerm 2023

Sacred Heart is a nut free school.

Lunchtime begins at 12.00 noon for Key Stage 1 and 12.15 pm for Key Stage 2.

Key Stage 1 children eat at the first sitting, followed by Key Stage 2.

Meals are prepared on the premises by Aspens who offer a well-balanced and nutritious menu.

The menu is varied and each day the children have a choice between two hot meals (one is always vegetarian), jacket potato, hot pasta with tomato sauce or a packed lunch option, followed by dessert.

If your child has special dietary requirements, our Cook will almost certainly be able to cater for them.


School meals are paid for in advance on a weekly, half-termly or termly basis. Payment should be sent  via School Gateway, an electronic payment system (see School Office for details). If your child is absent from school the outstanding balance is adjusted on the day.


Universal Free School Meals


For children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2


The Government has introduced a scheme for Free School Meals for all children attending the first three years at school.

This initiative is seen as a major scheme to improve eating habits in the young, with evidence showing a significant link between a good diet and a positive impact on performance at school. Pilot projects which tested universal free school meals showed that they give your child a real appetite for learning and help them to achieve their full potential. Should you choose to take up this entitlement, your child will receive a hot, freshly prepared nutritious meal each school day, prepared by skilled HCL staff.

Year 3 and Older

Your child can get a free school meal if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get).


Free School Meals

Did you know that Hertfordshire County Council could save you £300 per child a year?

For more information and to apply:

0300 123 4048

Packed Lunches

Your child may choose to bring their own lunch to school. We would ask that lunches are healthy and you do not include sweets, fizzy drinks or nuts/nut-based products to safeguard our children with food allergies. 


Pack your Child a healthy lunch box