Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Lunch Information

Thursday 25th May 2023 - Today's menu will be that of Friday 26th May ( Chip Friday), due to school being shut for staff development day.

 Please note that KCC have approved a slight change to the current CH&CO dessert menu - week 2 - TUESDAY MILK JELLY replaces fruit jelly with cream. Week 3 - WEDNESDAY FRUIT WITH CUSTARD replaces fruit jelly with cream. Any queries please contact the kitchen or main office.

LUNCH MENU TERM 5  - 2023.

Please see below for the current lunch menus.  The menus work on a 3 week rota system.  If your child has any special dietary requirements, please speak to the school office. 


*The below menu is for Term 5 week 1 - we will add the week 2 and week 3 menu as soon as they become available.


Our cooked school meals are provided by CH & Co and cost £2.43 per day.


CH & Co, our school meals contractor, works on a ‘NO DEBT’ policy. This means that you must pay for your dinners on the day, or in advance of your child receiving a dinner. CH & Co DO NOT accept payments by cheque or cash. Please click on the sQuid Logo  to access their payment portal.


All queries will need to be made to sQuidcard or a member of the school office team.


The parent support page of sQuidcard can be found by clicking the following link:-    Parental Support Page/Information



If you choose to send your child in to school with a packed lunch, we would ask that you ensure that they contain healthy choices. Please do not send sweets, chocolate bars, crisps or sugary drinks (water is best), and keep packaging that can’t be recycled to a minimum.


Please also ensure that break time snacks are healthy items such as fruit or vegetable sticks. As we have children in school with severe nut allergies please do not send your child to school with any nuts or food items containing nuts.  Please do have a look at the healthy lunch box document  below for some useful tips and information.  You can also look at the KCC Healthier lunchboxes and picnics document, which has some really helpful advice

Are you Eligible for Free School Meals?

If you have children under 19 and in full-time education, you may be able to get free school meals for them.
To be eligible for free school meals the pupil must be attending a state-maintained school or receiving alternative education approved by Kent County Council and the pupil’s family must be in receipt of one of the following benefits.

Please provide the relevant proof of identity, as detailed below.:
•Income Support
•Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
•Child Tax Credit (not including Working Tax Credit) – If the household income is below £16,190.
•Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
•Asylum Seekers – Proof of support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
•An Income-related Employment and Support Allowance


We do accept bank or building society statements as they show which benefit is being received.


apply for FREE SCHOOL MEALS online


Kent County Council have an online application service for Free School Meals.

The Advantages

  • Parents will be able to establish eligibility for Free School Meals instantly online
  • Removal of the need for you to fax and post applications back to Kent County Council
  • Removes the stigma attached to applying for Free School Meals
  • Enables applications to be made via mobile phone, tablet, PC, Internet enabled TV or Console
  • The new system will provide up to date information about which children can be offered free school meals
  • Reduces costs associated with administration (i.e. postage) and incorrect meal provision
  • Removes need for reapplication whilst eligibility continues


How will this work?

Parents will have the opportunity to complete an eligibility assessment themselves to establish whether they are entitled to Free School Meals. If eligible they can complete an application for Free School Meals via

Schools will be notified of any successful applications straight away via email, so that a Free School Meal can be provided the same day.


Click on the sQuid Logo to make online payments. We can only accept payments for school dinners through the sQuid payment system.  No cheques or cash payments can be taken by the School Office/Kitchen staff.