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School Meals

HC3S – Food to Flourish

HC3S is the Hampshire-based catering partner we have chosen to provide nutritious and tasty meals for your child on site in our newly refurbished kitchen. HC3S cater for many different tastes, serving a mix of British classics and foods from around the world. We know that a nutritious lunch full of fresh ingredients will help your child to succeed.


Working Together to Support your Child

HC3S teams lead the way with healthy eating activities and programmes for children and their families

  • Look out for theme days
  • Picnic options for events and educational visits
  • Interactive workshops


Fresh Food 

HC3S believe it is all about the children’s school lunch experience

  • balanced and nutritious meals
  • high quality ingredients
  • nut free
  • a non-meat option available daily
  • trialled menus
  • new dishes tested by children
  • mixture of fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables
  • handmade bread products produced on site daily
  • modernising menus alongside current trends
  • all suppliers checked by Hampshire Scientific Service to ensure premises meet required food production standards
  • all food produced by HC3S complies with the School Food Regulations 2014


Keeping it Local

HC3S work closely with local suppliers who secure products suitable for the school menu

  • free range eggs from the New Forest
  • New Forest ice cream
  • use of seasonal local vegetables
  • locally sourced meat


Eco Friendly

HC3S are as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible

  • reducing waste by pre-ordering
  • purchasing energy efficient large equipment


Special Diets

The HC3S standard menu is completely nut free so there is no need to register this allergy. All other allergies must be registered and medical evidence provided (we cannot feed your child without an HC300 special diet form). HC3S can cater for dairy, soya, wheat, gluten and egg free meals. For more information call 023 8062 7730 or visit the HC3S website. Special diet menus are as close to the standard menu as possible to avoid children being ‘different’.

Your child is eligible for free school meals if:

  1. They are in Year R, 1 or 2;
  2. You are in receipt of a Free School Meals Award (pupil premium)


We use an online payment system called WisePay which enables us to manage all school ordering and payment facilities in one place. You can use the WisePay system to:-

  • order all school meals, whether these are paid for, Year R, 1 and 2 UIFSM or free school meals (pupil premium)
  • pay for Year 3 and 4 meals where appropriate
  • pay for educational visits
  • book and pay for sessions at early morning club and after school club


Please click below for more information and details of how to order school meals;

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact Mrs Mills in the School Office, who will be happy to help.