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School Dinners

At Forest Gate Academy children are offered appealing and balanced meals. Children are allowed to choose from a range of main courses, which include a meat or fish dish, a vegetarian option and salads. There is always an option of jacket potatoes and sandwiches too. These are accompanied by a selection of yoghurts, fresh fruit or a choice from the desserts of the day. All the children are supervised whilst eating their lunch. There is a teacher on duty and a number of lunch time assistants on hand.

Payment for Dinners

School Meal Prices 2023/24

The price for school meals is remaining at £2.20 from September 2023. Dinners will need to be paid using ParentPay for the first half term then moving to MCAS for all payments after October half term. For more information please speak to the school office.

Payment for dinners should be weekly, usually on Monday and paid using MCAS .

Those eligible for free school meals should obtain application forms from the school office or you can download a copy – free-school-meals-application-form.

If parents wish then children may bring a packed lunch to school. Please provide a suitable lunchbox for this purpose. We are a nut-free school so please do not send nut items into school.

Please note: No glass bottles, hot drinks or fizzy drinks are allowed. Sweets are not considered suitable as part of a lunch. If a spoon is needed please provide one.

Can we please ask parents to refrain from changing their children’s lunches mid term/mid week. Any changes should be made at the beginning of each term and reported to the office please.



All children are offered a choice of free fruit or milk each day.


All children are offered a choice of free fruit each day. Milk is available for 10p a day. Please contact the office if you would like your child to have milk.

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