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School Lunches

Our kitchen is run by Hertfordshire Catering and offers well balanced nutritious meals.  Each day a selection of freshly prepared hot and cold meals are cooked in the school kitchen. We offer flexibility about which day your child has a school meal.


Key Stage 2


The price of a school dinner for pupils in Key Stage 2 is £2.88 per day. A letter will be sent home at the beginning of each half term with the cost of your child's meal pattern. Dinner money can be paid weekly or half-termly. The method of payment is online using 'Schoolgateway'.

Universal Infant School Meals



Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a school meal funded directly from central government. You obviously still have the choice to send your child to school with a packed lunch if this is your preferred option.


Free School Meals


Free School Meals (FSM) and Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) are not the same thing. The number of children in school who receive FSM affects the amount of Pupil Premium funding paid to school whereas UIFSM money is paid purely to cover the cost of meals taken by children on a given day. If you think you may qualify for FSM and have not recently completed a form please contact the school office. Further  information is available on the HertsDirect website or, alternatively, contact the School Office in confidence.

Academic Year 2021-2022

At Millfield children eat their lunch with their peers in the school hall. All children will be supported by Midday Supervisors. Currently Herts Catering Limited are offering the following dinner options:

HCL Winter menu runs from week commencing 1st November 2021 to week commencing 28th March 2022:

HCL Summer menu runs from week commencing 19th April 2022 to week commencing 3rd October 2022:

Packed Lunches


Lunches should be brought to school in a suitable strong container with your child’s name and class clearly marked on the front.


At Millfield we promote healthy living, with this in mind we ask for your support in encouraging your child to eat healthily and in supplying them with a ‘healthy’ packed lunch. Sweets, chocolates or fizzy drinks are not permitted, though a chocolate biscuit such as a kit-kat is acceptable.


We are a 'Nut Free' school so please ensure that the lunch does not contain any nut products and that all content/nutrition labels on packaged items are checked thoroughly to ensure the items do not contain any nut products, e.g. snack bars.