School Meals

img_3589We serve wonderful school meals daily here at Crudgington

Children eat their hot dinners alongside these who bring pack lunches.

School dinners need to be paid for online via Telford & Wrekin school meals payments. You will need to ask the school office for your childs pupil reference number (only those children in years 3,4,5 & 6 pay for school meals)

All children have access to water throughout lunchtime.

We also offer a sandwich choice option which needs to be pre booked, but is an alternative to the school hot meal.

Our Catering Team provide nutritious meals for the children and also occasionally have themed days.

The team cater for all children and ensure those with food intolerances/allergies are catered for.

We offer a meal option for children who are vegetarian, please inform the school if your child is a vegetarian and we will arrange for you to discuss your childs menu with the Catering team.


Free School Dinners

Your child may be entitled to free school meals if you, or your partner, receive Income Support or income based Jobseekers Allowance. You may also be eligible if you receive:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (income related)
  • Pension Credit (guaranteed credit)
  • Child Tax Credits and have an annual taxable income of less that £16,190
  • Part VI of the immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Do not receive working tax credit

Find out more and check your eligibility on Telford & Wrekin’s website:

Telford & Wrekin Local Authority: Free School Meals

Menu & Payment

You pay for your child’s school meals using our online payments system or our Automated Telephone Payments (ATP) hotline.

The cost of the meal currently is £2.45 per day – if your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 they receive universal free school meals which you do not pay for.

To pay online or using our ATP you will need your child’s ‘Pupil reference number’ and credit/debit card details to hand.

Pupil numbers can be obtained from your School Office

Pupil reference number
If your child’s pupil reference number is all numeric (for example 12345678) you can pay online or by ATP, however if it contains non-alphanumeric characters (for example 1234-5678 or 1234.5678) you can only pay online.

Online payments

Our online payment facility allows you to pay for your child’s school meals directly and securely to the Council, and you can now check your child’s account balance online.

Pay for your child’s school meals

Check your child’s school meals balance

You will be directed to a secure website to make your payment. You will have the option to print off a receipt or email a copy of the receipt to your email address once your transaction has completed successfully.

If you have registered a 3D Secure security password with your bank for use when making online payments, you will be diverted to your card issuer who will ask you to enter all or part of your personal password. Once the correct entry has been made your payment will continue. If you are not registered you may be invited to register your card before continuing with your payment (depending upon your card issuer). If you wish you can elect not to register your card at this time, we will still process your payment.

Automated Telephone Payments (ATP)

Telephone payments can be made using a credit/debit card, by calling our ATP hotline on 01952 380937.

When you make your call, please have the following details to hand:

  • your credit/debit card details
  • your child’s pupil reference number
  • details of amount you are going to pay

Please note this is an automated telephone payment facility

To find out what’s on the menu this week, to check prices and make payment, check out the Lunch Menu & Payment page in our Parents’ Area:

Lunch Menu & Payment