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Meath Green Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

School Lunches


It is great to see so many of MGJ children enjoying a nutritious hot meal that fills them up and gives them an energy boost for their afternoon lessons. The small amount of wasted food is a tribute to the catering teams wonderful homemade food. The food at MGJ is prepared fresh every day and represents incredible value for money. We are very proud of the standard of food which we provide for our school community and the way in which we prepare it. Thank you for your support.



We are committed, as a school, to healthy lunches. Could you please ensure that your child’s packed lunch contains healthy options – there are a wide variety of choices available. Please do not include chocolate bars or biscuits. 


Please do not send any nuts or products

that may contain nuts into school with your children.



Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment finishes or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week

If you think you may qualify, please ask at the school office for an application form for free school meals


School dinners - April-October 2019