Pay for school meals

Paying for school meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals, but you must complete an application form to register. 

If you do not complete a free meal application form you will have to pay for meals from Year 3.

School meals are great value at only £2.25 a day.

School meals should be paid for:

  • before they are taken
  • at least weekly in advance

Paying online means that you can do this at a time that's convenient for you.

Pay for school meals online at To make a payment over the telephone using a debit/credit card call (0191) 643 2888.

Related documents

Paying an invoice

Pay your invoice by going to our online payments system and choose council invoices.

Contact us

Catering Services
Telephone: (0191) 643 2888