School Lunches

School meals are provided by caterers Caterlink and prepared in our on-site kitchen.

The cost of a school meal is currently £2.34 per day (£11.70 per week). 


Free School Meals

If your child attends a state school and you are currently getting one of the following benefits, you will be able to claim free school meals.

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSAIB) (If you receive contribution-based Jobseekers Allowance you will not qualify.)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) provided you do not receive Working Tax Credit and that your annual household income (as assessed by her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) does not exceed £16,190.
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit (GPC)
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ – payment you receive for a further 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Universal Infant Free School Meals

This Government initiative came into force on 3rd September and seeks to provide a free school meal each day for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Diamond and Emerald classes). Children in KS1 may order a free school meal and families will not be charged.

How to Claim:

  • From September 2014 all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are entitled to a free school meal.
  • This will be in addition to the current free school meal service currently offered to pupils whose parents are in receipt of qualifying benefits (shown above).
  • Even if you don’t want your child in one of these year groups to receive a meal, we would encourage you to complete a form so that we receive as much funding as possible from the Government.
  • It is important to register for free school meals as you could raise an extra £1300 to help fund valuable support like extra tuition, teaching assistants,after school clubs, music lessons and sports activities.
  • You can apply for Free Schools Meals online using the Gloucestershire County Council Family Portal or by completing this form.
  • You can include children in Year 3 and above on the form if you are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits listed above.

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Ashchurch Primary School

Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury,

Gloucestershire GL20 8LA

Main Contact:

Headteacher: Richard Gibson

01684 292376

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