Lunchtime is an important part of our school day and is a teaching session. School meals for learners in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently free. If you think that you may qualify for Free School Meals, please apply online at www.essex.gov.uk.
A school meal costs £2.20 a day for learners in Nursery and Years 3 to 6. It costs £2.40 for learners in Years 7 to 14. Dinner money is payable in advance and our preferred payment method is via our online payments system, Pay360Education. If, however, you do want to pay by cash or cheque then please send it in a sealed envelope clearly labelled with the learner's name and class.
Our school dinner menu rotates on a weekly basis. If you would like a copy of this menu, please use the link below.
You are also welcome to send in a packed lunch for your young person. Please ensure that they have a clearly labelled lunch box.
We are a nut free school and ask that you do not send in any food which contains any nuts.
How to pay
The online payment system we use is Pay360Education. When joining Glenwood you will be asked to complete a form to set up your Pay360Education account. To do this you will need to provide us with a personal email address.
Pay360Education can be accessed via a PC, tablet or mobile device.
You will be able to add credit to your Pay360Education account in advance of payment being needed.
Glenwood learners are also offered taster plates to allow them the opportunity to try new foods and broaden their palette. Taster plates consist of small portions of menu served that day. A taster plate will allow your young person to experience new tastes, smells and textures.
If you think your young person would benefit from having a daily taster plate please contact your class teacher to arrange this.
If your young person has taster plates daily this will be charged as one full priced school dinner. This will be charged to your Pay360Education account at the end of the week.