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Warren School

School Meals Payments Guidance & Free School Meals

Consortium Trust has a clear ‘no debt’ procedure relating to the school meal service. If debts are incurred, then the school budget has to pay for them. This means that money which should be spent on the children’s education is used to pay for debts incurred by parents. It is not supportive of our parents to allow them to incur large debts.

We hope that by implementing this debt procedure we are able to help parents manage school dinner money better and at the same time ensure that all money that is for children’s learning is available.

Your child(ren) may also be entitled to receive Free School Meals if you are in receipt of certain benefits; the application is quick and easy to do online, or via a paper application, through your Local Authority.  Please find the link to the Free School Meal applications with Suffolk County Councils on their web page.

Regardless of whether you are entitled to receive Free School Meals, or not; if you are having financial problems, please speak to your school's Office Manager, as help is 


The school has a contract with Suffolk County Catering. Lunches are cooked on the premises, and these provide a nourishing, well-balanced meal at a reasonable cost. There is a choice of a hot meal or salad option, fruit is always provided, and special dietary needs can be met.                                                                                              The cost of a school dinner (for two courses) is £2.30 per day.  Payment for school meals can be made on Arbor via the Parent Portal. Payment can be made in weekly instalments or for longer periods.                                                                                     If you would like a menu, please ask the school office. The latest menu can be found below and our Bad Debt Procedure.