Eating in School

We like to promote healthy eating at Robert Le Kyng Primary School.

All children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit or a veg to eat mid-morning which should be labelled. They will also need to bring a bottle of water, which they may drink from as needed throughout the day. All children under the age of seven have the option to receive a piece of fruit or veg daily, as part of the National School fruit and vegetable scheme. This promotes eating five portions of fruit and veg a day.  KS2 children also have the option to purchase fruit and veg from the school. Orders are placed every other term. Please contact the school office for further details.


Lunch time is from 12.00pm to 1.00pm for Foundation Stage to Year 4 and 12.15pm to 1.15pm for Years 5 and 6.

Packed lunch

We encourage you to send a lunch box with healthy options for your child. In the past we have had a visiting speaker in to talk about how to provide a healthy lunchbox.

Hot School Lunch

We currently use an external catering company called Coombs Catering which provides the school meals daily. 

Meals need to be ordered before 12 midnight, 2 days before the meal is taken e.g. Saturday before 12 midnight for the meal on Monday, Sunday before 12 midnight for Tuesday etc.

To order your child’s school dinner, you simply log in to your School Gateway account with your email and PIN number.  Select your child’s account and click on the ‘dinners’ icon, this will open in the calendar view.  Click on the date you wish to select a meal for, this will open up the 3 menu options on the date selected.  Click on the menu choice your child would like for the date selected.  This will appear in ‘selected days’ (you can add multiple options for other dates to ‘selected days’ before finalising your booking).  Click ‘book selected days’ and to confirm the booking click the ‘book now’ button.  This will take you to the payment page where you must ensure the credit on your child’s account is more than the cost of the meals booked to guarantee your child receives their chosen meal options.

If you are entitled to a Free School Meal or Universal Free School Meal, you order in exactly the same way but you do not need to add a credit to your account.

If you have any queries or questions on the new meal ordering system, you can contact the school office.

View Allergens Matrix – April 2024


Milk is provided free of charge for children under 5 year old. If your child is over 5 years old and would like milk mid-morning, you can purchase this from the ‘Cool Milk for Schools’ scheme. Please place your order via the Cool Milk website.