Academy Hot Meals


Pabulum Catering

We are very lucky to have a wonderful team of lunchtime staff who work under the direction of a Chef Manager. The academy meals now consist of a choice of a hot meal, fresh bread and fresh salad. There is a choice of puddings including fruit from the dessert bar.

The children at Discovery absolutely love what is being served. "The best food ever."

"It is like being in a restaurant."  Why not let your child try a meal.

Who is entitled to free school meals?

The government has decided that all pupils in Reception, year 1 and year 2 should be able to have a free school meal at lunchtime. This offer does not depend on your household income or whether you receive any benefits – every child in these classes is eligible to take up the offer. 

For parents of children in years 3 - 6, if you are on Income Support of Job Seekers (income based) allowance, you may be entitled to free school meals for your children.  If you think that you might come into this category, you may obtain the necessary form from the academy office and return it when completed for approval.

How much are school dinners for those who need to pay?

Academy lunches for years 3 - 6 cost £2.50 per child. Dinner money should be paid in advance on the first morning of each week, usually Mondays via our online payment system 'Pupil Asset Parent'.

Packed lunches

If your child brings sandwiches, please see that they are brought in a suitable container, labelled with the child’s name and class.  Leak-proof drink containers should be provided and because of the obvious danger, no glass bottles or fizzy drinks should be included.  Any remains, empty containers, or uneaten food should be taken home, and NOT emptied into waste paper baskets (ants love this!).

Lunch box ideas

Whether you're giving your child a packed lunch every day, or are just doing it now and then between school dinners, coming up with new ideas can be tricky. The Nutritionist Resource website has loads of healthy lunch box ideas for you to try.



Free School Meals Application

From November, Cambridgeshire County Council, Education Welfare Benefits Service will be the new free school meal (FSM) entitlement provider for our Academy.

To assist with the handover to their service, we would be grateful if you could complete a FSM application form if you are currently eligible for free school meals, or feel that you may be eligible. This will allow them to gather the necessary information they need to carry out the checks and provide us with the most up to date information regarding your entitlement.

Making an application is quick and simple to do using the online application form at

selecting “no” when asked if you have had a previous claim.

If you do not have internet access you can give the team a call on 01223 703200, and they can send you a form to complete by post. Paper forms should be returned to;

Education Welfare Benefits Team, (Free School Meals) Cambridgeshire County Council, OCT 1222, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP


Cool milk

Our School Milk Scheme

Did you know our school provides a school milk scheme? By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.

How much does it cost?

Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.

Why should I register my child?

School milk provides your child with essential nutrients. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.

Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at

How do I register my child?

If your child is under five-



1. Go to or pick up a form from school.
2. Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week.
3. Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time- if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

If your child is over five-

1. Go to or pick up a form from school.
2. Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you. If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
3. Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.

How do I find out more?

Visit or contact Cool Milk directly on 0800 142 2972.