Food and Drink


All our school meals are prepared on the Junior School site from fresh ingredients and served in our school halls.  Well-balanced meals are offered and a menu is sent home at the beginning of the term. Our catering company is Aspens.  Parents are required to book lunches for their children. Each child will be guaranteed to get the meal which has been ordered for them.  Ordering and payment will take place via Aspens’ website (link above). Instructions on how to create an account and use the ordering system can be viewed  in downloads below.  Parents/carers of all children having school dinners including those entitled to Free School Meals or Universal Infant Free School Meals will be required to book their meals (but these groups will not be required to make a payment).

Individual codes for each pupil together with the school code (Infants or Juniors) will be sent home in paper copy.  Once you have created an account you will need to use these codes to link your child to your account in accordance with the instructions.

If your child currently has packed lunches remember you do not need to opt for a whole week of school meals, maybe try school lunches a couple of days per week.

Meals are free for all infant aged children. 

The cost of a school meal for junior school children is £2.45.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS                                        

Parents in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (income based) or Income support are eligible to apply for free school meals. Although all meals are free, if you are entitled to this funding then your child will also gain Pupil Premium funding which our school uses to pay for additional English and maths support.

For more information and to apply please click here North Somerset Council FSM. The school office will be happy to help you register for free school meals if needed. Please apply if you are eligible.



Infant children are encouraged to have a named water bottle for fresh water throughout the day. They are provided with a piece of fruit or veg every day as part of the National Health free fruit and veg scheme.

Junior school children are encouraged to bring in a piece of fresh fruit on a daily basis to eat at morning break and to bring in a water container to drink plenty of fresh water during the day.


In the Infant School, milk is free until children reach their fifth birthday, then parents have the option to pay.  Children on free school meals are also entitled to free milk.  Milk lists are prepared by the office and milk distributed to infant classrooms by volunteer helpers.

Junior children whose parents are paying for milk (or who are entitled to free milk) collect their carton from the milk fridge in the main hall at break time.

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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY