School Meals

Healthy Eating

Within the dining room at Jack Hunt School, we provide food designed to help those who wish to enjoy a healthier diet. Our approach to healthy eating is straight forward and we aim for menu standards which far exceed the government's requirements. These requirements are achieved by various means:

  • Reduction of saturated fats.
  • Removal of salt in the cooking process.
  • Reduction of artificial flavouring and colourings.
  • Bake and grill where possible.
  • Promotion of 5 a day fruit and vegetables.
  • Promotion of information to employees, students and parents.

Cashless Catering Cards

Jack Hunt School runs a cashless catering system. Temporary cards are issued to new students on their first day and once permanent cards have been issued they are retained by students throughout their time here. Students should bring their card each day and they must be retained from one school year to the next.  Lost cashless catering cards must be replaced and are available from the school shop at a cost of £2 each.

Our tills do not accept cash payments. Money can be loaded onto the account by the student via a cash loader or online via ParentPay. We feel there are several advantages to this system, including the following:

  • Students do not have to bring cash to school.
  • It speeds up the service at the tills.
  • Parents know that dinner money is only being spent on a school lunch.
  • Reports are available to parents/carers.

Note: If parents have requested an 'At Home' card, we do not expect to find students visiting local shops or wandering the local area at lunchtime.

Free School Meals

As a parent of one of our students, you may be entitled to free school meals on a daily basis.  This could represent a daily amount of £2.60, making approximate savings to you of £418 per school year.

This saving will benefit you as a family but would also help you support your school, providing £430 per annum, per student in the school budget.

We are happy to help you ahieve this saving and an application form can be found at the bottom of this page.

A pupil whose parent/carer receives any of the following benefits is entitled to a free school meal:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA(IB))
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) (ESA (IR))
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC), provided you do not also receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, that does not exceed £16,190*
  • Guarantee Credit element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also entitled to free school meals.

Guidelines for applying for Free School Meals:

Please complete the form linked here:


  1. Pod Menu Weeks one two and three
  2. Jack Hunt Menu 2020-21 Week 1
  3. Jack Hunt Menu 2020-21 Week 2