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Christ Church, CEP Academy, Brockman Road, Folkestone, Kent

School Meals


The school has its own canteen providing hot and cold lunches daily. Meals are prepared by Independent Catering staff and are designed to provide a sustaining, nutritionally balanced meal.

Families on Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance are entitled to a free meal and should complete a form online, the web address is available from the School Office to claim this entitlement or download and print of the form from the KCC Logo down the page.

For children who are not entitled to a free school meal, the cost is
£2.50 a day, payable at the beginning of each week via Arbor.

Children can choose to bring their own packed lunch from home, which should contain healthy option choices with no chocolate or fizzy drinks. The only other food allowed in school is a piece of fruit, which can be eaten during the morning break. 

Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day. Water bottles may be purchased from the school office.




Free school meals

If you have children under 19 and in full-time education, you may be able to get free school meals for them.

Am I eligible?
To be eligible for free school meals the pupil must be attending a state-maintained school or receiving alternative education approved by Kent County Council and the pupil's family must be in receipt of one of the following benefits. Please provide the relevant proof of identity, as detailed below.:

Income Support
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
Child Tax Credit (not including Working Tax Credit)
•If the household income is below £16190.
Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
Asylum Seekers
•Proof of support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
An Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

If you think you may be entitled to free school meals, please request a form from the school office or alternatively, please download and print-off the Free School Meals form (PDF, 93k) from the KCC Logo above.


Universal Free School Meals

Children in years R to 2 are eligible for free school meals under the Government's Universal Free School Meal initiative.

If you are in receipt of the correct benefits you must still put in an application for your child to receive free school meals as per the above information.
This can be done on the internet by visiting :
Education and children
Free school meals

The application should take about 10 minutes to complete.
The help line number is: