Children at West Dean have the option of bringing packed lunches or having a hot meal at lunchtime. We encourage healthy eating in school and lunchtimes are a social occasion where children sit with children from other classes, and with friends from their class. We encourage good manners and learn how to use a knife and fork correctly - even lunchtimes are a learning opportunity! Hot meals are provided by Chartwells. Chartwells team work alongside our school grown ups to help the children have a healthy, safe and happy lunchtime.
Each child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Key Stage 1) is entitled to a free school meal which the school will order on their behalf. (This is funded by the government's Universal Free School Meals initiative UFSM) Parents of children in KS2 can order meals via Chartwells' website at, a cost of £2.52 per meal.
Please click on the link below to see the current menu, cost of hot school meals and how to order.