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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

School Meals




Chartwells Catering

After your child moves from Year 2 to Year 3 they will no longer be entitled for universal free school meals. You can either provide a lunch for them or purchase a hot school meal. For more information please click the image opposite.


All you need to know about Chartwells School Meals.


West Sussex Free School Meals (FSM)

There is often confusion for families when moving to Junior School with regard to meal arrangements. Free School meals cease for ALL children. If a family believes they are entitled to Free School Meals they must visit the West Sussex Free School Meals site to claim.

It is important to note that there are two benefits for EVERY family that is eligible to complete the application process:

1. Your child may then have a hot school meal every school day free of charge. 
2. The school receives additional funding (£1320 pupil premium funding) for every child that is eligible for free school meals currently or have ever been eligible in the last 6 years and had that confirmed by the Local Authority.

  • Even if a family does not wish to claim the free school meals, it is vital they complete the FSM process to enable the school to access the pupil premium funding that is so essential to keeping sufficient staff to support children's learning at Chesswood Junior School.
If you think you are eligible for FSM don't delay, complete the process today!