Harlands Primary School

Lunches - exciting news!

Updated March 2024

With effect from September 2024, we will be able to offer a hot lunch to all children across the school.

Please see our special Newsletter published on 7 March 2024 for further details, available here

Meanwhile, our current lunch arrangements, as detailed below, will remain in place until July 2024.

Children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are entitled to a free school meal (UFSM).  

From September 2019, we have been working in partnership with Go Catering (formerly known as Pioneer Catering) who are delivering a bespoke, high quality, packed lunch service, exclusively for Harlands, for our Infant children.

Some parents may still prefer to supply their child with a packed lunch from home.  This should be kept in a box labelled with the child's name and class.

Go Catering will also be able to deliver packed lunches at a daily cost for children in years 3-6.

To book your packed lunch, please click here for the Go Catering online booking form.




 “Great to see this new initiative to improve the school lunches.  They are tasty and customised for the infant children at Harlands. Such a vast improvement on the previous offering, can’t wait for September!” - Mrs B, Parent

"The Pioneer team has worked with Harlands -parents, class reps, governors and staff - over several months to understand what we want for our children. They are determined to reduce waste - both in terms of packaging (no more single use plastic!) and by making lunches simple, fresh and, most importantly, tasty." - Parent Governor

Pioneers can also accommodate (pre-notified) individual dietary requirements. This will allow a greater number of parents to confidently benefit from a free, nutritionally-balanced, school lunch their child(ren) will be happy to eat.


Some children in Years 3-6 are also entitled to free school meals (if you receive certain forms of state benefit you may be eligible for them).  If your child is entitled to them, you do not have to take up the free meal, but your child's eligibility will entitle the school to receive Pupil Premium funding which allows remission from certain charges.   Please click here for the current application form for free school meals which gives further details of the eligibility criteria.

Updated September 2022