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School Meals and Free School Meals


The number of pupils choosing school meals in Monmouthshire has increased in recent years. The popularity is due to a number of factors including fantastic celebration theme days including World Book Day, St David’s Day, Royal Events and the very popular Christmas lunch. 

Pupils love the imagination and creativity in the unique names of some of the dishes and wide range of choices. Parents love knowing their child has had a home cooked meal made using fresh produce.

All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to a free school lunch.  School meals for Year 3 pupils and older cost £2.50.


School lunches are paid via Parent Pay:  an online method to pay for school expenses including lunches. It is a quick and easy way for parents to pay for school dinners, trips and so on, at any time of the day.

As of September 2022, pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals and attend maintained schools are also entitled to a clothing grant if they are entering Reception or any other Year Group (excluding Year 12 and Year 13).

For more information about School Meals and whether you are eligible to receive FREE school meals or a clothing grant , CLICK HERE

If you have any questions about the Universal Free School Meals please look at the FAQs.

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