School Meals



We believe that Lunchtime should be the highlight of the day for everyone at Ely St John's Community Primary School.

We want to help children gain a real appreciation for good quality food, where it comes from, how it’s produced and why healthy food is important.

School meals are provided by Cambridge-based specialist schools caterer; The Lunchtime Company They provide delicious, nutritious and healthy meals every day.

Together we offer children a wonderful choice of hot food, fresh vegetables, freshly baked bread, fresh fruit, yogurt, jacket potatoes… there really is something for everyone.

All meals are cooked from fresh ingredients every day, sourced locally (where possible within a 60 mile radius of the school), and prepared on-site.  From the Autumn Term 2021 we are offering separate Vegan and Dairy Free menus in addition to our Main Menu choices.

Over the course of the academic year we provide an array of theme days, activities, cookery classes and charity events – these are advertised around the school and on the website.

We would really love to invite parents, grandparents and carers to come and dine with your children and experience first-hand the amazing food. Just let us know when you would like to come in. We look forward to sharing with you.


The Local Authority have redesigned their online form for families wishing to check their free school meal (FSM) and Pupil Premium eligibility which will enable parents (in most cases) to get an instant result of the outcome of their application.
In the light of recent changes to the benefit system due to the phased roll-out of Universal Credit, families may not necessarily realise that they qualify.
The form is quick and simple to complete.  Once an application has been submitted for a child, if you do not qualify at that point, the Local Authority will continue to check for future entitlement through that child's school life, informing parents if they become eligible.
If you think you may qualify, please do access the form now at
The Education Welfare Benefits Team are happy to answer any queries and can be contacted on 01223 703200 or