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Payment of School Meals

Paying for School Dinners 


You can pay for school dinners by cash or cheque at the School Office, or on line through the Suffolk County Council website page for prepayment of school meals at

School meals are currently £2.40 per day.

If you have any questions about the payment options or applying for free school meals, please talk to our office staff. 


You can only now apply for free school meals on line, paper copy requests are no longer accepted. If you cannot apply online or do not have access to a computer, please speak to the school office as they would be more than happy to help you apply.

Free School Meal Incentive

We would like to remind all our Parents that if you are on an income below the value of £16,190 your child qualifies for Free School Meals. Pupils on our Free School Meals register, then they qualify for all sorts of other financial benefits throughout the year and will enhance their education throughout the school year.

When a student is on our Free School Meals register, the school receives extra funding for that student which is spent on the education of Free School Meals students. This extra money is called the Pupil Premium and its purpose is to ensure that children from low income families are not at a disadvantage during their education as a result of home financial circumstances.

Here at Bildeston Primary we have introduced the ‘100 Club’ for children in receipt of Pupil Premium.  Each child is allocated £100 per academic year equating to £33.50 per term to use on items such as:


One free school sweatshirt per academic year

One free PE bag on entry to reception class

Subsidised school trips

Heavily subsidised residential trips

Subsidised After School clubs

Free school milk


If you’d like further information or would like to apply for Free School Meals, our office staff will be only too happy to talk to you or help you fill out the appropriate form.


So if you think you may be eligible, do apply. You have nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain!