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School Meals

Children who are attending a maintained primary school in Islington are entitled to free school meals.


You must register for your child to receive a school meal by using the citizens’ portal.


Please use the step by step guidance provided by Islington to assist you in applying for your child Step by step Free School Meals guide.


Governors across Newington Green and Rotherfield agreed in April 2021 that both schools wish to improve their catering provision.  Abi will be setting up a working group, meeting over Zoom, after Easter, to include Governors, staff, and parents.  We will be meeting fairly frequently to talk about how we can improve our food provision at both schools, writing surveys to get children, staff and parent views, and working out how best to take things forward.


We want children in our schools to: 

* LOVE the menu- which reflects what they want to eat, whilst educating them sensitively about new foods 

* Know all the kitchen team by name, be excited to see them, and not scared to ask for more, less or what they want 

*Have a food council and plan fun, nutritious, cooked from scratch menus  

*A dining experience which ensures they can talk, share food and know what they are eating (labels, education) 

*Have a high quality breakfast and after school offer which compliments the school day offer 

*Develop the food cultures of the schools to ensure pupils understand the journey of food from farm to fork, how food reflects cultures, understanding nutrition and health 


If you are a parent or staff member that is interested in being part of this group, please contact the school office in either school.  You will need to devote some time(meetings around 1 hour, every 3/4 weeks on zoom), and be willing to listen to the views of others.


I really look forward to working with you on this!  Abi