School Lunches

Lunches at Tolleshunt D'Arcy Academy are cooked by Edwards and Blake.

Offered each day is choice of a hot meal, a vegetarian option as well as jacket potatoes with different topping choices daily. There are also special events days where themed meals or special desserts are offered.

The School lunch price is £2.55 per day (£12.75 per week). All school meals are booked daily at registration. Payment is via ParentMail. Please ensure that there is sufficient credit on your child's account to cover the cost of all meals in advance, or alternatively you may send your child to school with a healthy packed lunch.

Year R, 1 and 2 pupils are eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM).

They are able to cater for any diagnosed allergy and for children with medical conditions such as Type 1 Diabetes, PKU, G6PD etc. Further details can be found by downloading the following allergy guide. Edwards & Black advise that your child needs can only be catered for after completion of the online medical diet request. This can be found by clicking on the following 'Requesting an allergy menu'.

If you need a reminder of your Parentmail account log in details, please contact the school office. 

(If your child has packed lunches, please ensure that all products included are nut free. Please note that Pesto contains nuts and should not be included in a packed lunch.) 

Free School Meals

UIFSM (Universal Infant Free School Meals)

All year R, 1 and 2 pupils are eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM). This is funded by the Government, and is for all all pupils and not based on income or circumstances.

FSM (Income Based Free School Meals)

Automatic entitlement to a Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) finishes at the end of Year 2 and only children from low income families are eligible to Free School Meals (FSM) from Year 3 onwards.

Children may be eligible for free school meals if their parents receive the following benefits:

Your application will be refused if you are not receiving any of the listed benefits. Please consider this before applying. Your application will be processed by Essex County Council within 15 working days, but it may take longer if you apply in August or September.

Click here to apply for Income Based Free School Meals


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