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School Lunches

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 Summer/Autumn Menu 2024

HCL Summer/Autumn Menu runs from week commencing 15th April to week commencing 21st October 2024.

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.

Key Stage 2

The price of a school dinner for pupils in Key Stage 2 is £3.40.  Dinner money can be paid weekly or half-termly using Arbor.


Early Explorers

There is an option for Nursery children attending Early Explorers sessions to have either a school meal or a home packed lunch.  The price of a school meal is £2.53 per day.

Paying for School Meals

To pay for school meals for children within Early Explorers and Key Stage 2 please pay via Arbor.


Instruction to access the Arbor App can be found on our Arbor website page:

Alternatively you can access Arbor via the Parent Portal. Please follow the link below which will redirect you to the Arbor Parent Portal log in page:

If you experience any issues logging in, please contact the School Office.

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.