School Lunches

At Nightingale Primary School, our meals are provided by our catering partner, HC3S and the vast majority of our children opt for at least one school meal a week.  HC3S offer a rolling three week menu which can be found here.

Children can have a school meal every day or a combination of school meals and packed lunches. This provides families the freedom to tailor their choices to the individual needs and preferences of their child.  Parents are able to view our menu options and book their child’s lunch in advance via SCOPAY or children can order themselves in the classroom each morning.

We know that a healthy lunch is essential for good learning and evidence shows:

  • Children are better prepared for learning if they eat well
  • Children make more progress if they have eaten the right nutritional lunch
  • Eating lunch together is an important social occasion and the children learn vital social skills

The cost of this tasty and nutritious meal is £2.50 for all children in KS2 whilst all children in Year R, 1 and 2 are entitled to receive a free school meal.

Should your child have a food allergy or intolerance, HC3S is able to meet the needs of children. All that you need to do is to fill out a Special Diets Request Form which can be obtained through the school office or downloaded here.

If you choose to provide a packed lunch for your child, please click here to read our suggestions for a healthy lunchbox and guidelines as to what should be included and what must be avoided.  Why not visit for a two week menu filled with nutritious ideas.


For more information on SCOPAY please click here or to request an online access code please click here.

If necessary, we do also accept payments via cash or cheque (made payable to Hampshire County Council).