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Beatrix Potter School

School Meals

School Meals


Are governed by set nutritional standards and provide balanced meals prepared daily on the school site. A vegetarian option is always offered and where appropriate there is an option catering for religious and cultural standards. All children eat together in the school hall and are provided with fresh water. 

Meals are paid for through the office and details of the price and payment system can be obtained from there. All children from Reception through to Year 6 are currently entitled to a free school meal through the Mayor's Universal Free School Meals offer. You will need to inform the school office if you are not taking up this offer.

We are a part of the pan Wandsworth schools that use Harrisons for our catering. They need to know if children taking dinner have any issues with products. If your child has dietary needs, please contact Sarah Scully in the office at the email address below.

If you wish your child to have school dinners email the office on Any problems please let us know as soon as possible.

Halal meals are catered for in the vegetarian option. 


Our aim is to ensure with your help our children eat a sensible and balanced diet. For packed lunches we suggest you follow the guidance given below.

  • at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables.
  • meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chick peas, hummus and falafel)
  • meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausages / chipolatas should be included only occasionally.
  • oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks for balance
  • a starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals.
  • a dairy product such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard.
  • cakes and biscuits are allowed but encourage your child to eat these only as part of a balanced meal.
  • drinks should only be water, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies.

Please do not include:

  • any items containing nuts
  • confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets.

We operate a strict no nut policy to avoid the difficulties of allergic reaction. It is a very easy approach and should not limit in any way the food you provide.

The school also recognises that some pupils may require special diets that do not allow for the standards to be met exactly. In this case parents are urged to be responsible in ensuring that packed lunches are as healthy as possible. For these reasons pupils are also not permitted to swap food items.


Year R to Year 2 receive fruit through a European Union scheme. As this scheme does not cover Years 3 to 6, we do encourage you to send in a piece of suitable fruit for morning break for these older children. Please do not send cakes, crisps, cereal bars etc. Only fresh fruit is allowed for this part of the day.

We also believe that it is important for children to have access to water during the day. Please provide a named water bottle. Children can fill up their bottles throughout the day at appropriate times.


If your child is below 5 they will be entitled to a free third of a litre each day until they reach five.