English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

School Meals

Hot Meals

Hot meals at our school are catered by Chartwells, contracted by West Sussex County Council. 

If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 you are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals. Parents need to order these meals directly from Chartwells using the ParentPay app.


If your child is in Year 3 or above and you would like them to have a hot dinner, these meals also need to be ordered and paid for using the ParentPay app.


How to Order

All meals must be ordered 10 days in advance of the week that they are required and payment made at the time of ordering. If you require a login for the ParentPay app please contact the school office.



Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium

Even if your child is in Year 3 and above they may still be eligible to receive free school meals which could save you more than £450 a year. No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming. Please talk to us about registering your child today if you think you may qualify.


How does it work?

1. Firstly, check if you qualify – please see the list below.
2. Registering is quick and easy – if you think you qualify, then do any of the following:

  • Download the form below
  • Ring the school office 01903 502868 for advice
  • Visit the school office and ask for a form
  • Ring the Local Authority on 01243 752835 / 752838 or visit (search for Free School Meals application) for more information.


Do you qualify?

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Come and talk to us if you’re not sure or ring the Local Authority on 01243 752835.