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Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, OX14 3EE

01865 407 700

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Clifton Hampden

School Meals

Nourishing school lunches are cooked off site and supplied hot and fresh by John Mason catering team. A menu is sent each season and parents may order their child a lunch as little or as often as they wish. The cost of lunch for paying participants is currently £2.45 per day. All food is sourced locally and cooked freshly on their site.

Please find the current school menu here

The menu may change to meet local preferences.

Special Diets

John Mason catering team are committed to providing meals for children needing special diets for medical and cultural reasons, where possible.  Please let us know if your child requires a special diet.


The universal infant free school meals policy, launched in September 2014, entitles every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to a free lunch at school every day. 

If you are not yet taking up this offer - or indeed if your child is in Years 3 - 6 and not having school lunches, you may be interested in reading this article from The Independent School Food Plan


Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals if your family is on low income or in receipt of state benefits or Universal Credit. 

If you think you may qualify, please contact the school office for advice on how to apply. Any communication / correspondence in this regard is handled with sensitivity and confidentiality. 


School lunches are ordered a week in advance to allow the caterers to confirm their orders with their suppliers. Orders for Preschool and KS2 children are made via Parentmail PMX in your accounts tab. Ordering deadline is Thursday for the following week.

Reception & KS1 children are strongly encouraged to take up their Universal Free School Meal and they are opted in as default, so please confirm with the school office if your child will be bringing in a packed lunch. 


Lunch payments are made online via Parent Pay in your PMX Parentmail account.


If you provide your children with a packed lunch from home, please ensure that the lunches are healthy to help us encourage good health & dental hygiene.

No sweets or fizzy drinks please, these items are not permitted to be consumed in school. We are a nut free school so please do not include any nuts or products containing nuts in your child's lunch box, as these cannot be consumed in school.

For help and ideas visit: https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes/


Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, OX14 3EE

01865 407 700