From 1 September 2018, we are moving to a new catering supplier - Aspens - who will provide all our school meals.  Meals need to be booked/ cancelled by 9.00 am each day using an online system.  This can be done daily or in advance (eg for a whole term), with choice of meals also selected when ordering. 

Every child needs to be registered by their parent/carer - including those eligible for free meals of any kind - using a unique code and meals cannot be ordered without payment being made in advance.  These codes have been given/sent to every child but please contact the Office if you are experiencing any problems.


Free School Meals

Universal Infant Free School Meals

Since September 2014 for children in Years R (Reception), 1 and 2, the Government funds schools to provide each of these children a free nutritious hot meal, saving families up to £380 per year per child!

Universal Free School Meals are for all children within this school age range (Years R to 2 only) and is not to be confused with the free meals linked with various benefits. 

These meals still need to be ordered via Aspens.

Eligible by Benefit Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of any of the following qualifying benefits, please ask any member of the team in the Office for more details. 

Even if your child is in Years R, 1 or 2, they may be entitled to this type of free school meals which will also provide discounts for other activities, eg contributions towards educational visits, so it is important that you register if you are receiving any of the qualifying benefits ...

Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Suport Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit run-on (4 week term benefit when Working Tax Credit stops), Aslyum Seeker or certain elements of Universal Credit. Please note that Working Family Tax Credit is not a qualifying benefit for Free School Meals.

These meals still need to be ordered via Aspens.

Get in Touch!

Castle Primary School
Newlands Road,
BS31 2TS


0117 986 4489