Offwell C of E (VC) Primary School & Nursery

School meals

School meals are provided from the canteen at Axminster Primary School, served from our own kitchen and eaten in the hall, under supervision.

Dinner money should be brought to school each Monday, in a purse or sealed envelope, clearly marked with the child’s name. Cheques may be sent, made payable to Devon County Council.

All children eating a school dinner are provided with a drink. Please notify the school of any dietary problem. Vegetarian meals can be provided on request.

The current charge is £2.50 per meal. Pupils who reside with a parent (or guardian) who is in receipt of Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance (Income based) can be awarded free school meals. You may also be eligible for free school meals if you are in receipt of Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and the family income is under £16,190.  An official application form must be completed, copies of which are obtainable from the school.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal funded by the
Government, for Nursery and older children you will be notified of the cost, currently set at £2.50. Of course all children are welcome to bring a packed lunch. If your child brings a packed lunch please mark the lunch container with your child’s name. Fresh water is always available.


If your child wishes to bring a snack to eat at morning playtime, fruit or raw vegetables are acceptable but not crisps, sweets or chocolates. KS1 children are provided with fruit or vegetables free of charge as part of a government initiative.  Children are provided with a school water bottle which is cleaned and refilled every day.


The school works with the company ‘Cool Milk’ enabling your child to be offered milk on a daily basis at a reasonable price. Your child will be eligible to receive free milk until their 5th birthday or if they are eligible for free school meals. Application forms and further information are available from Mrs Davey.