Food and Drink

Lunchtime Arrangements

We are a NUT FREE school - all snacks and packed lunches MUST be nut-free.

Children have the choice between bringing a packed lunch or purchasing a school meal freshly prepared each day by our school catering provider, ABM Catering Ltd. ABM Catering Ltd use ParentPay for the administration of their school meal service. Meals are ordered and paid for on-line.

Children are supervised eating their lunch in the school hall and afterwards out at play on the playground. We have two sittings at lunchtime: one for Reception, Y1 & Y2 and the other one for Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6.

Universal Infant Free School Meals

From September 2014 Universal Infant Free School Meals will be offered to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This Government led initiative has been developed with the purpose of aiding child development, supporting academic performance and improving levels of healthy eating. These meals will not be compulsory and if you prefer your child can still bring in a packed lunch. The provision for older children in Years 3 to 6 will not be affected. Details on how to access the free meal and the ordering process for all children wishing to have a school meal is available at the school office.

Cool Milk Scheme

If you would like your child to receive milk in school you need to register your child online by visiting Children not yet 5 are entitled to free milk but your child must be registered with the scheme. Full details are on the Website. If a child is eligible for Free School Meals they can also receive free milk on this scheme. Cool Milk order milk based on the registrations and payments they receive from parents and a delivery is then made to school on a daily basis.

Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
Welford School is part of the government's Fruit and Vegetable scheme in which all children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are entitled to and are offered a free piece of fruit or vegetable for snack each school day.


Children in Years 3 to 6 may bring a piece of fruit or vegetable for their snack which may include dried fruit such as raisins. Only fresh / dried fruit or vegetable snacks are permitted at break time.