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Clyst St Mary Primary School

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School Meals

Below you will find the menu and allergen sheets for this term's school dinners.  If a meal contains an item your child is allergic to they are still able to order that meal safely as long as we are aware of their allergy.  We notify the kitchen of relevant allergies and they will adapt the recipe so it is safe for your child e.g. by using a milk substitute or gluten free products. 

List of Healthy Snacks

Children in years Reception to Year 2 are eligible for a free meal under the Government’s Universal Infants Free School Meal scheme. There is no need for you to apply for this, it’s automatic.


PLEASE NOTE: this is a different scheme to the support for families on a low income (commonly referred to as ‘Free School Meals’). If you are in receipt of benefits and think you might be entitled to additional support please ask for more information at the school office or use the link at the bottom of the page. It takes just a few minute to find out if you are eligible by using the Devon Citizens portal and you get an immediate response.


Children in years 3 to 6 need to purchase school lunches.


All meals should be ordered via Schoolcomms 2 weeks in advance.  Parents of children in Years 3 to 6 will also need to pay for these meals in Schoolcomms.




We offer healthy school lunches and meals are ordered according to the child’s choice from that day’s menu.


Packed lunches


We encourage the children who have packed lunches, to choose healthy options and to keep crisps and chocolate biscuits to a minimum. We use positive praise and sometimes run a sticker reward scheme to remind children that healthy eating is an important life choice.




The children should have a bottle of water in the class, that they may drink during the day and squash and juice is for packed lunches only in order to protect growing teeth.


Free School Meals


Some families may be entitled to receive free school meals. Not only can your child have a hot meal at lunchtime, this also entitles you to help with other aspects of school life such as school trips and extra curricular activities. To find out more please visit the Devon County Council website:


Free School Meals Eligibility Criteria