s School Meals - Thurnby Mead Primary Academy | Leicester | TMET

School Meals

Lunchtime times are 12.15pm – 1.15 pm. There is always a member of staff on duty but your child will be under the immediate care of the lunchtime supervisors.


The Dinner hall is used for meals at lunchtimes. School dinners are cooked on the premises – a wide choice of healthy foods are provided. Please see our menus at the bottom of this page. If you wish, your child may bring a packed lunch to school. The packed lunch should be in a lunch-box labelled with your child’s name. We ask that glass containers,fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate are not brought to school. We also have children at school with nut allergies, therefore we have a ‘nut-free’  policy. Please check foods carefully. If you feel it necessary or your child wishes to change from school meals to packed lunch or vice versa, please inform the office giving at least one week’s notice.


Dinner money is collected on Monday morning. Please send it in an envelope with your child’s name and class clearly written on it. Dinners cost £10.00 per week (£2.00 per day) We can only give credit for 1 day. Please call the office or send a letter in if your child is not bringing their dinner money that day.

Free School Meals

Parents in receipt of income support may be eligible for free school meals for their children. Forms are available from the office or: Leicester City Council Free School Meals Service 3rd floor City Hall 115 Charles Street Leicester LE1 1FZ We encourage all families who may be eligible to apply, even if you choose to send a packed lunch (you will receive benefits such as free milk and some free trips)


Milk for each child is available everyday. Prices vary per term and information can be found on the newsletter prior to each term. If your child is entitled to free school meals (see above) then they also get free milk. For more information, please see the office.

Fruit Scheme

All infant children (Foundation – Year 2) are offered a free piece of fruit everyday. Juniors are able to bring a fruit snack in for break time.

Latest Menus

Spring Menu Updated 2020