School Office

08:30 - 16:30

Monday to Friday

School Meals

Lunchtime Arrangements

There are two sittings at lunchtime in the hall, firstly KS1 and then KS2. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have lunch from 12:05 – 1:05pm. Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 have lunch slightly later at 12:15 – 1:15pm.

School Meals

Aspens provide the hot meals at St Joseph’s and charge £2.60 per day. There is a wide variety of choice within the menus including a packed lunch option. You can visit their website for more information by following the link below:

Please see samples of lunch menus to the right. If your child would like to have school meals, you can register with Aspens online. Below is a guide to inform you of how to register and order meals online.

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England should be offered a free school meal (FSM). This includes academies, free schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision as well as maintained schools.

Free School Meals

If your child is eligible but you are not claiming free meals for them you are missing out on this funding. Your child could have a healthy and nutritious meal provided for them each day and you could significantly reduce your shopping bills each week by cutting out the need to provide a lunch box. If you receive one of the following support payments you are entitled to receive a free school meal for you child:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Employment and Support Allowance – Income related (ESA-IR)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) providing you do not also receive Working Tax Credit (WTC) and have an annual income as assessed by the Inland Revenue of less than £16,190.

For further details about how to claim Free School Meals for your child(ren) please contact the School Office. All enquiries will handled in confidence and none of the staff or pupils in the dining room will know that your child is claiming a free meal.

Allergen Information

Aspens are able to provide food if your child has an intolerance, an allergy, or require an alternative choice due to religious beliefs.  Please get in touch with them on 01905 759613 or