School Meals

As a healthy school we encourage our pupils to understand the importance of eating a balanced diet, which includes plenty of fresh food. We discourage any chocolate, fizzy drinks, sweets and crisps etc. at our sites. Should a pupil bring these to school they will be encouraged to hand these in and we will return them to the pupil at the end of the day.


GFAPS provide a healthy lunch and snack for all of our pupils. At The Raikes Centre lunches are cooked on site as part of the curriculum and at Russet House by Caterlink. Joys Green Centre has its meals delivered daily from John Kyrle School. All of out centres provide the option of breakfast. The school bears the cost of these meals and offers them free of charge to the pupils.


If you are in receipt of certain benefits your child may be eligible for a free school meal. Please inform us if you think your child is eligible at your child's induction meeting.


All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are entitled to a school meal free of charge every day under the government Universal Free School Meals initiative.


Information about Free School Meals from Gloucestershire County Council can found here:



You can download and complete the application form for Free School Meals below: