Primary School Meals

We put a great deal of time, effort, and resources into creating and promoting healthy menus and offering choices to all school children. We ensure that every child gets to enjoy a healthy, balanced meal each day with the opportunity to try new things. 

Primary School Menu - Summer term 2023

Please see the below timetable which shows the week number menu being used on each week of the 2022/2023 school year. 

Week Commencing (2023)


22 May

Week 2

29 May

Week 3

5 June

Week 1

12 June

Week 2

19 June

Week 3

26 June

Week 1

3 July

Week 2

10 July

Week 3

17 July

Week 1

How much?

If you child attends a Primary School in Caerphilly and you are not in receipt of a means tested benefit, the cost of the meals is £2.30 for pupils in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and £2.75 if your child is not in full-time Nursery.

From September 2023, all pupils in primary school will be eligible for a free meal.

kid with a meal

Universal Primary Free School Meals (UPFSM)

Thanks to Welsh Government funding, councils across Wales are extending the availability of free school meals, beginning with their youngest learners.

The aim of Caerphilly is that every primary school pupil will be able to have a free school meal by September 2023, well ahead of the Welsh Government target of September 2024.

We are expecting to complete the phased implementation by the end of August 2023 (subject to change depending on any unforeseen circumstances that may arise).

School pupils in Full-time Nursery up to Year 2 are already enjoying universal free school meals. The final phase of the roll out will see years 3 to 6 start to receive these in September. 

Universal Primary Free School Meals FAQs

kid with a meal

How do I apply?

If you are on means tested benefits, you can complete the form which means you will also become eligible for the uniform grant.

If you are not in receipt of a means tested benefit, there is no need to apply for the school meals. Your child will need to let the teacher know that they are planning to have school dinners during registration. Currently children in Full-time Nursery up to Year 2 will receive the meal free of charge, it is not means tested and is available to all.

In September, the free meals roll out will also include year 3 to 6, the same applies, just ask at the school to receive the meals.

Email Updates on School Meals

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Compliance with Healthy Eating in Schools Regulations

Certificate of Compliance indicates that the food and drink being provided by Caerphilly County Borough Council in Primary Schools is compliant with the Healthy Eating in Schools (Nutritional Standards and Requirements) (Wales) Regulations 2013.

For more information about Primary School meals, please contact us.

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