Breakspeare School provides healthy snacks such as fruit, juice and milk for students during the morning and the afternoon.  Parents can send other complimentary snacks for their child or young person from home if they wish. Snack time is learning time; it provides many opportunities to learn about hygiene, communication and independence.

Breakspeare School is provides students with healthy lunches that are prepared by HCL Herts Catering Limited. We have a kitchen on-site where meals are cooked on a daily basis. Lunch is served at 12.00. There is always a choice of hot meals, a cooked dessert, fruit or yoghurt. Pupils are encouraged to make their own choices from the selection of food on offer each day. The kitchen is able to cater for medical and religious dietary requirements of the pupils. Most pupils eat a school meal and it provides a useful opportunity for them to learn to use cutlery, try new foods and eat in a socially acceptable manner. All school staff take turns to teach and supervise the students.

Lunch fees (from April 2024) are;
Nursery £2.53

Infant (KS1) £2.53 (Universal free school meals for all KS1 pupils)
Junior (KS2) £3.30
Secondary (Year 7-14) £3.35

Universal Free Infant School Meals (UFISM) are available for all students in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 irrespective of their parents’’ income: This is a Government scheme for Free School Meals for all children attending the first three years at school (KS1)

For more information about our lunches please visit: 

You can see the sample menu here: 

Breakspeare School will collect lunch payments electronically via Arbor. Our admin team can provide parents with information of how to log in and set up their account with Arbor.

Your child might be might be eligible for free school meals if you are in receipt of 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



Apply here: 

For further information about free school meals please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4048.  This is the number for parents/carers to use if they wish to apply for free school meals over the phone.


Please apply if you meet the criteria. The students who are receiving free school meals bring additional funding to school called  ‘Pupil Premium’. This money is then spent to enhance the education for students who are eligible for free school meals.