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We are proud to work with Chartwells for your children’s school dinners. Chartwells believe that the key to fuelling young minds comes from understanding both what they need and what they enjoy, which is why they develop nutritious and delicious food that pupils love, alongside helping to ensure a healthy body and mind. Their passionate culinary experts work closely with us to ensure every child receives healthy food, perfectly suited to meet their needs and dietary requirements. Children can choose their own lunch each morning when the register is taken. 

The current meal price from Septemeber is £ 2.97, lunch bookings need to be paid via ParentPay by 8am each morning. Please see the guidance below.

Please contact the school office: office@maynardsgreen.org if you have any problems with your account and we will try our best to help.


For children with food intolerances and allergies, Chartwells have a dedicated team of medical diet nutritionists on hand to support allergen-aware children and their parents. More information on their medical diet process can be found here: The Chartwells Approach to Medical Diets | Chartwells

Parents and guardians can contact the medical diet nutrition team directly on:  chartwells.medicaldiets@compass-group.co.uk.

To find out more about Chartwells, visit their website or contact the school catering team. Weblink: Primary School Caterers You Can Trust | Chartwells

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Free School Meals

Infant Free School Meals

When schools are open and operating normally your child gets Free School Meals if they are in:

  • Reception Class
  • Year 1
  • Year 2

If your child is in Years 3-6 they may still qualify for free school meals, please visit the website below to see if you are entitled: https://eyeeonline.eastsussex.gov.uk/Synergy/Parents/default.aspx











School Meals FAQ

What is included in a school meal?
Every day, you can be assured that a school meal will offer:
• At least two portions of fruit and vegetables
• Dairy food items rich in calcium for strong bones and teeth
• Starchy carbohydrates to provide energy
• A protein source to support the body’s growth and repair.

How do I order and pay for school meals? 
All children in the UK in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are entitled to a delicious hot meal for FREE. From Year 3 (KS2), your child may still be eligible for free school meals, visit www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals to check.
What if my child has an allergy or a special diet?
Our primary objective is to keep our pupils - your children – safe every day when enjoying their school meals. We take allergies very seriously and, supported by our robust Medical Diet Policy, we’ve taken every step to ensure that as many children as possible living with food allergies and intolerance can eat safely at school with their friends. To find out more please email: chartwells.medicaldiets@compass-group.co.uk

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ParentPay Payer Guidance

Please follow the link below for the ParentPay Payer Guidance.


This channel contains useful guidance for payers on how to complete specific tasks and get the most out of the ParentPay system. (Most videos have closed captions translated into other languages. These will be displayed automatically or can be changed using the cc in each video)

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