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Lunches, Snacks and Milk


At Hawthorn, we strongly encourage healthy, balanced lunches. Food containing nuts, including chocolate spreads, should not be brought in as we have a number of children with serious nut allergies in school. We also discourage chocolate bars, sweet or fizzy drinks.

All lunches brought into school should be in a secure, named lunch box. Drinks should be in plastic water bottles or cartons with a straw.

Lunches provided by our caterer can be ordered and paid for on the MCAS App.  Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme.  Lunches for children in KS2 are £2.40 (or free to children entitled to pupil premium/free school meals).

Our catering is provided by:

ABM Catering and their 'Grow' brand.

All information is available to download below.

We currently hold a 5* Food Hygiene certificate for our provision of lunches in the Diner.


We take part in the National Schools Fruit Scheme which entitles all children aged 4 – 7 to receive free fruit which is provided at morning break time. Therefore, children in years R-2 do not need to bring a snack to school. Parents of children in Years 3 - 6 (Key Stage 2) are able to purchase fruit snacks from school or may provide a healthy fruit or vegetable snack for their child for morning playtime.  If your KS2 child is eligible for Pupil Premium we will provide them with a piece of fruit for their snack. 


Children under the age of 5 are entitled to free school milk and after the age of 5 this can be purchased. 

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