Balfour Infant School

Lunch Arrangements



Go online at  to register for an account and order your child's lunches, so that you can choose what your child will receive for their lunch at school each day. Orders must be made by 9a.m. and you can order for up to a term at a time. 

For further information please click on the link below.




School Meals

All pupils of Infant School age are entitled to a free school meal. This may be taken as a hot school dinner, which is cooked on the premises or a school produced packed lunch.

Alternatively pupils may bring a packed lunch from home. Please see below for guidance regarding home packed lunches.


Home Packed Lunches

If your child brings a home packed lunch please would you bear the following in mind:-

Please pack sandwich in foil or a suitable container that can be opened by the child

Drinks should be put into an unbreakable flask with a cup type lid from which the child can drink or individual cartons. Cans of fizzy drinks, glass bottles or glass lined flasks are not allowed for safety reasons. Water and beakers will be available for those who need it.

Storage of lunches is a great problem in school. Please use a plastic container or small lunch bag; we do not have room to store backpacks.

As sweets, including bars of chocolate, are not allowed in school, please do not include them in a packed lunch.

Please remember we are a nut free school, nuts of any kind are not permitted. This includes sandwich spreads such as peanut butter or nutella. 


Free School Meals


All pupils from Reception to the end of Year 2 are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal under the government initiative. However, it is still vitally important for parents in receipt of certain benefits to apply for the old style free school meals to enable the school to receive extra funding known as pupil premium. We use these funds to narrow the gap in attainment between specific groups of pupils. Pupils who qualify for pupil premium funding are entitled to half price trips and clubs. 

Details of the benefits of Pupil Premium are available to view in the Pupil Premium section of this website. If you think you may be eligible for this extra funding please apply online on the Medway Council website - apply for free school meals or call into the school office where we will be able to help you. 


Balfour Infant School, Pattens Lane, Rochester, Kent ME1 2QT
For all general enquiries please contact our Headteacher Ms D Atkinson
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ms D Atkinson
For all enquiries relating to SEND please contact our LINC Mrs M Forbes
Our Data Protection Officer is Ms D Atkinson

Tel: 01634 338280