Lunchtimes at Fringford take place in our school hall where children from all year groups sit together to eat. Staff and older children encourage good manners and a happy social time is enjoyed by all.


Universal free school meals

Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) provides funding for all government funded schools to offer free school meals to pupils in reception, year 1, and year 2. Therefore, if your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2, your child’s meals will automatically be free to order on our Meal Manager system.


We open Meal Manager to order 6 times each academic year. That’s every half term. 


You have the choice to order for a whole, half term, a few weeks or just a week at a time and we offer the flexibility of ordering any day of the week. 


We ask you to order by noon on Thursday the week before you wish your child to have a meal.  Should you wish to make any alterations, all we ask is for you to make them by the noon Thursday the week before you need the meal changed or cancelled. Once confirmed you will need to contact us via email or telephone to cancel a meal. Our FAQ section on our website can give you more information and examples. Our late ordering system allows you to place an order online up until 9am on the day and for the remainder of the week for either a Jacket Potato or Deli option.


We do our best to cater for children with food allergies and are able to cater for most comfortably. We do, however, have limitations and would like to ask you to take the time to read through the Allergens section of our website.


We require you to confirm yes or no to whether your child has an allergy. This is done within Meal Manager. You will need to give full details of each allergy your child has before we are able to confidently cook for your child.  If an

Allergy presents itself after you have already ordered meals, Fresh Start will still require you to log into Meal

Manager and fill in the Allergy Section. You can find this within your Account Home. Please contact Fresh Start if you need to talk to us further regarding allergies for your child.