School meals

Online school admissions, free school meals and 2 year-old childcare – 29 May

From 8am to midday, Wednesday 29 May, due to essential maintenance work our online services for school admissions, free school meals and free 2 year-old childcare will not be available. Please do not try to use these services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

School catering

Every day we provide school meals to over 7,000 students in Thurrock. We provide affordable, nutritious meals for local school children.

Over 75% of our food is made using local ingredients, and we use:

  • organic and traceable farm fresh British meat
  • 200,000 kilograms of fresh fruit and vegetables every year
  • fish that is caught from sustainable sources

Our menus are seasonal and changed twice a year.

We have monthly theme days and we run fun cooking events to educate children about healthy eating and cooking.

All key stage 1 (KS1) pupils, including reception children, are entitled to free school meals. Your child could also get free school meals if you are receiving certain benefits.