Crown Lane Primary School & Children's Centre

Crown Lane Primary School

School Meals

Children who have a school dinner will be served a two course lunch.

There is a vegetarian and halal choice offered daily.

Menus are available below.

The menu changes twice a year.

Children come into the dinner hall and sit at their table and are expected to spend at least 15 minutes eating before they are dismissed, by an adult, to the playground. This has encouraged enjoyable mealtimes where children do not rush their dinners.

Parents should ensure that packed lunches are balanced and healthy and conform to the school's packed lunch policy. Children who take packed lunch follow the same rules for the dinner hall.

New School menu February 2024

Free School Meals 


Your child might be eligible for Pupil Premium if you currently receive one of the following:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400);
  • Income Support;
  • Income - based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • Income - related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit;
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit.

Does my child have to eat the free school meals?
No. Pupils who are registered for free school meals don’t have to eat them. If you are eligible but you want your child to have a packed lunch you should still register because of the other benefits to your child and the school.

How do I register?
Ask the school office for a form. We will send this to Lambeth Council who will contact the school with the outcome of the application. If you are unsure, please do ask a member of the office staff who will be more than happy to help you.

Since Sept. 2014, all Reception, Y1 and Y2 children have qualified for free school meals, regardless of family income. But some of these children are also entitled to pupil premium and the huge benefits this brings. It is really important that we access the funding your child is entitled to


Extract from Government Website

Use of the pupil premium
Funding paid to schools
School leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. Pupil premium is not a personal budget for individual pupils and schools are not required to spend all of the allocated grant on eligible pupils.
It is for school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium, within the requirements of the conditions of grant.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when used across 3 areas.
  • High-quality teaching, such as staff professional development.
  • Targeted academic support, such as tutoring.
  • Wider strategies to address non-academic barriers to success in schools, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.