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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

School Meals and Free School Meals

Upton's kitchen is managed by Independent Catering.

About Independent Catering

Independent Catering are a small company focussed on providing your child with freshly prepared, healthy meals that will help your children reach their five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, they’re also committed to using honest, local produce. This means that meat served can be traced back to the farm and meets or exceeds UK animal welfare standards. Many of the vegetables used have been sourced locally which reduces the environmental impact of your children’s lunches.

Click here to find out more about Independent Catering or view the letters and menus below.

School lunches cost £2.53 per day and can MUST be paid for in advance.

We ask that parents pay online and in advance via your MCAS app. If you need any support with payments or have any questions regarding school dinners please do not hesitate to contact a member of our office team.

Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit

Here is the link to Kent's website to apply for Free School Meals:

Please speak to the school office if you require any assistance with your application.

Not just Free School Meals

As well as receiving free school meals, your child will also be eligible for supermarket vouchers in the school holidays (as of January 2023), discounts on larger school trips and more. Please contact the school office in confidence on any of this information.

Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393