Schools Meals

School meals are prepared and cooked on-site by the catering providers, Govindas. Please click here to see Govinda’s website for further information.

An important part of our ethos is around the provision of hot, fresh, nutritious meals. Sharing tasty, healthy school lunches is an integral part of the educational experience at an Avanti school. It’s also an opportunity to enhance social skills and table etiquette, ensuring lunchtimes are a positive experience for all. School staff often enjoy taking lunch with pupils, creating a family atmosphere.

The lunch meals cooked on-site are vegetarian (in line with the faith ethos of the school) and half-termly menus are also available on the School’s website.

If the lunch provision on offer does not meet your child’s needs, or if your child has specific diet requirements/preferences, please do speak to us so that we can provide for your child accordingly. We encourage parents to visit the school to sample the school lunches in order to satisfy themselves with the quality of provision.

Meals can be designed to meet the needs of children with specific allergies.

We strongly encourage parents who have financial constraints to apply for Free School Meals via the online LGFL link below.  Updates received to the school will be kept confidential.

Free School Meals

Did you know that every child who is known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) allows their school to gain extra funding through Pupil Premium Grant to ensure that the pupils eligible to receive the grant achieve the highest standards and do not fall behind.  This funding is used to improve staffing and facilities that benefit the children. To find out if you qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant, use the Free School Meals eligibility checker by visiting Once you have accessed the website, you will be able to quickly and easily check if you are entitled. It gives you an immediate “yes” or “no” response and may notify the school. IF YOUR CHILD WAS ENTITLED TO FREE SCHOOL MEALS LAST YEAR, YOU MUST STILL RE-APPLY USING THE ABOVE WEBSITE. It is quick and easy to find out if you are eligible and it only takes a moment! If you are eligible for FSM please inform the school office by email.

School Spring – Summer Term Menu 2024

To download the menu click here: Spring – Summer Term Menu 2024

*Menu is subject to change. For any queries related to the menu please contact Govinda’s kitchen on 020 8731 1454 or alternatively e-mail Govinda’s at  [email protected]

Menu Planning

The pupil’s voice is taken into consideration when developing the termly school lunch menu. Govinda’s will also take into consideration parents’ views on school lunches.

The school office will send termly menus by email communication.


All primary school children in London are funded by the state and are entitled to free school meals for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please see attached letter from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan for further information. The Mayor of London will provide the funding as an emergency cost of living support measure.

Mayor of London – Universal Free School Meals Letter

Breaks, Snacks & Drinking Water

All children will have a morning break during which children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 will be given fruit with water. The Nursery class will also receive milk. Fruit for the younger children in Key Stage 1 is funded by the state.  If your child is in Key stage 2 ( years 3, 4, 5, or 6)  you will need to provide your child with a fruit or vegetable snack (please do not send any other snacks containing NUTS or sugary items/ drinks).

Please remember we are a nut-free school and some children have severe airborne allergies to Nuts.

Children will have access to drinking water at all times but parents are requested to send in a water bottle to keep at the school, especially during the summer when the weather is hot.