All Cannings CofE


School Meals

Edwards and Ward logoOur school meals are provided by Edwards and Ward.  Meals are prepared and cooked on site by the company's own staff in our well equipped kitchen.  Meals cost £2.40 per day.  There are three choices of main meal a day (including a vegetarian option) on a three week rotation.  Please see below for the menu and order form. 

Orders can be placed for the whole term or, alternatively, weekly.  Orders are transferred on to our payment system Parent Pay, and all payments for meals should be made through this website.  Paper order forms and menus are available in the foyer or from the School Office and all orders for the following week must be placed with the office by 9am on Friday morning.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept orders after this time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  We are happy to cancel meals in the event of illness, matches or school trips and any surplus will be credited to the following week.  Children who are in receipt of free school meals or who are entitled to free school meals through the Universal Infant Free School Meals Grant (children in Reception and Years 1 and 2) still need to complete an order form.

Edwards & Ward are able to cater for dietary needs.  If your child has a special dietary requirement could you please complete the attached form and, together with accompanying medical evidence, email it to

   Special Diets form

  Special Diets form letter

Universal Infant Free School Meals

Since September 2014 all children in EYFS2 and Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) have been entitled to receive a free school meal.  We are pleased to report that take-up has been very high and we have received lots of positive feedback about the meals.  We would remind parents that, although the meals are free, we do still need you to return the weekly order forms so we can ensure your child has the right choice of meal.

Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to eligible children who attend school on a full-time basis.  Eligibility is based on parents being in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (NOT Contribution Based ESA)
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (NOT Contribution Based JSA)
  • Child Tax Credit (but NOT getting Working Tax Credit) and combined annual income as assessed by HMRC, not above £16,190 (as at April 2012)
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS)
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

If you think you may be eligible we would urge parents to apply as this also triggers additional targeted Pupil Premium funding for the school.  You can apply directly online using the following link or, alternatively you can complete the form below and return it to Wiltshire Council.

Fruit & Veg Scheme

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme is part of the 5 a day programme to increase fruit and vegetable consumption.  All four to six year children in school are entitled to a free piece of fruit and vegetable each day.  Currently this includes apples, pears, satsumas, bananas, carrots, cocktail tomatoes, sugar snap peas, strawberries and mini cucumbers.

School Milk

The School Food Plan has revised standards for food and drink in school and from January 2015 all schools are required to make lower fat milk available during the school day for all children.  This is free for children under 5 and children eligible for free school meals who receive 1/3 of a pint a day. You can register your child at or collect a form from the school office.  If you register before a Tuesday, your child will start receiving milk from the following week.  If your child is over 5 you can still receive milk by registering at the same website address.  The cost is around £15 per term.  Payments can be made online.