Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

School Meals

Hot meals are provided by our on-site kitchen. They conform to the new government healthy standards and cost £2.40 a day. School lunches should be paid for in advance or on the day at Reception or in a named envelope to the class teacher. To see our Menu please click here

Facilities are also provided for children to eat a packed lunch. We encourage parents to ensure that packed lunches are healthy and wholesome. More information is available from the school office.


Children may bring fruit for break times.  We do not allow children to bring sweets or crisps into school.

For children who bring lunch to school, we do encourage them as well as parents to make healthy choices and provide a balanced diet, although we are all human and understand the attraction of an occasional treat. Our dedicated teaching assistants help monitor the quality of children’s lunches and encourage them not to waste.

Free School Meals

To be eligible for free school meals the pupil's family must be in receipt of one of the following benefits.

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (not including Working Tax Credit) if the household income is below £16,190
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • An Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Kent County Council have launched an online Free School Meals application service that provides the opportunity to complete an eligibility assessment to establish whether there is an entitlement to Free School Meals. This can be accessed here:


The school will be notified automatically of any successful applications.

Healthy Eating


  • Carbohydrates to give you lots of energy!
  • Proteins to help you grow up- build up and repair your cells
  • Vitamins and minerals to keep your body healthy and fight diseases
  • Fats to store your energy in your body but not too much! Just to store your energy, not to make you get fat
  • Water to keep your body clean and to help digest your food

Packed Lunch Tips: 

It is never too early to eat a healthy diet. Habits formed early will carry on to later.

The main foods include:
    • bread, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles
    • vegetables, legumes (for example, dried peas, beans, lentils)
    • fruit
    • milk, yoghurt, cheese
    • meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, legumes.