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Marden Primary School

A life worth living is a life worth learning

School Meals

Our hot meals are provided, via Kent County Council, by Caterlink Ltd.

*As of September 2014 all Early Years and Key Stage 1 children are entitled to a Free School Meal *

The menu follows a three-week cycle and changes seasonally. Each day there are meat and vegetarian choices, jacket potato options, salad,  fresh bread, fresh fruit and dessert.
Special requirements due to allergies or medical needs will be catered for on notification.

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Meals cost £2.10 per day and must be paid in advance. You can choose which days of the week your child has a school meal but only if you inform us which days these are and have paid in advance. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide meals at short notice.


Please pay in cash or cheque (payable to Caterlink Ltd) via the School Office in a named envelope

On-line payments are now possible, each child has been given a letter with their log in information attached.

Free School Meals - think you may be eligble?

To be eligible for free school meals the pupil's family must be in receipt of certain benefits which can include: Income Support, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Child Tax Credit, a guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit, an Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

We can assist you in your application and assure you that circumstances are treated with sensitivity and in confidence, please contact the school office if you need any help in applying.

For further information regarding eligibility click here

or call the KCC Assessment team on 03000 416464.