Our School Meals
All meals are freshly prepared on site and there is a choice of main courses and puddings. Our school meals are healthy and balanced and comply with the governments nutritional standards. All meals are vegetarian with the exception of fish dishes.
Children really enjoy the school dinners at Uplands Junior school, with Friday meals being very popular with the children.
School meals are £1.75 per day or £8.75 per week. We are happy to accept payment for the week, month, half term or term. Cheques (made payable to Leicester City Council) or cash should be placed in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the child’s name and class and handed into the class teacher or at the School Office. Many children are entitled to free school meals, for more information please visit the Leicester City Council website or click the link below to download the free meal application form.
Some parents like to choose a mix of school dinners and packed lunch for their child – that’s absolutely fine, as long as it’s a the same pattern of school dinners and packed lunches every week. Just let office staff and your child's class teacher know which days you’d like to opt in for a school meal in the week, and which days you’d prefer to provide your child with a packed lunch.
Free School Meals
Free school meals are available to some children according to the family income. It’s important to register for entitlement to free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch – this is so we can receive additional funding called the pupil premium which we can use to help your child.
For more information please visit the Leicester City Council website or click the link below to download the free meal application form.
Our 4 week primary menu has an excellent variety of tasty traditional favourites and new dishes. Please click here to view the 4 week menu.
Children may bring a packed lunch. This should be in a secure container. A drink should be provided in a non breakable container. Packed lunches are eaten in the main hall. No sweets or fizzy drinks are allowed – instead, we encourage lots of fruit, vegetables and water.
Visit Leicester City Council Guide to Healthy Packed Lunches. For plenty more tips and advice for getting your family healthier, please see Change 4 Life’s Smart Restart programme. They also have offers and discounts available to help you make healthy choices. Visit NHS UK Change 4 Life
Children have the option to have milk and can be bought in advance. Cost is calculated each term and is free for children that are eligible for free school meals. Please see our office staff for more information.
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