The government funds schools in England to provide every child in Key Stage 1 (F2, year 1 and year 2) with a hot, nutritious meal at lunch time.

Harrison Catering and Shaw Ridge School

Our kitchen is run by a company called Harrison Catering.

Harrison Catering are a family run independent caterer that takes pride in the freshness and quality of the food they provide to our children. Their purchasing policy works to limit food miles and the majority of our meat is British.

Harrison Catering's objective is to produce healthy home-cooked foods, freshly prepared on site where possible and using fresh ingredients with minimal amounts of fried or processed foods. They aim to maximise access to fruit and vegetables and offer a choice of cooked vegetables, salads, and fresh fruit daily.

On a daily basis we provide a selection of meals including a meat option, vegetarian option, jacket potatoes and a variety of baguettes

Booking a School Meal

School meals can be booked via the Eduspot system. Meals should be booked prior to the day they are required, unfortunately we are unable to order meals on the day so please ensure they are booked in advance. 

The cost of a school meal is £2.40 per day 

When your child joins Shaw Ridge Primary School, you will be sent a link to the Eduspot  system, which you can access via a computer, phone or tablet etc. Please contact the school office if you need to reset your password for Eduspot.

Free school meals

Free school meals may be available to children based on family income.  If eligible it is important to register for free school meals even if your child brings a packed lunch. We receive additional funding (pupil premium) which we can use to support your child for other expenses such as trips/swimming lessons and extra curricular activities.

Children are entitled to free school meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive any of the following:

  • Income Support.
  • Income based jobseekers allowance.
  • Income related employment and support allowance. 
  • Support under Part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Guarantee pension credit.
  • Child Tax Credit, but NOT Working Tax Credit, and dependant on household annual income.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on.
  • Universal Tax Credit dependant on household annual income.

To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals, and for any help or advice, please visit the Swindon Borough Council website which has more information about free school meals.  If you have any general questions about free school meals or Pupil Premium, please ask us at the school office.

Packed lunches

Children can also bring a healthy, nut free packed lunch from home. A healthy lunchbox might include a sandwich, piece of fruit /veggies, yoghurt and crisps. A chocolate covered biscuit is acceptable however please no chocolate bars and no fizzy drinks.


A small carton of milk is provided on a daily basis for all children under 5 years old or those children who qualify for free school meals. If, after their 5th birthday you would like your child to continue to receive milk on a daily basis, please contact our Milk Supplier – Cool Milk

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