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School Meals

Free school meal vouchers - Coronavirus

The vouchers were ordered on Monday 6th April and may take up to 72 hours to arrive with our parents.  Edenred who are providing the vouchers have put together a question and answer sheet which is the first attachment below.  Please read them carefully and if you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.



Children at River Bank Primary have the choice of both a halal and non-halal meat option together with a non-meat option each day.  Menus change every term -  PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR OUR CURRENT MENU, which will start in October 2019 until March 2020.


School Meals Funding

Under the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meals funding, all children in EYFS, Yr 1 and Yr 2 are entitled to a freshly cooked school meal prepared in our own kitchen.

It’s important that parents and guardians eligible for Pupil Premium for their child or children (as outlined below) continue to apply for this as they continue through school to allow us to order free school meals and allocate other funding as appropriate.

Please refer to this leaflet for information about eligibiity for free school meals.

Eligibility for Pupil Premium (including Free School Meals)

Pupil Premium, inlcuding Free school meals, is available for children who attend our school, regardless of whether they live in Luton or not, whose parent/guardian is receiving a qualifying benefit. Only children attending the school for at least one session before and one session after lunch can receive free school meals.

Your child will be entitled to free school meals if you or your partner receives any of the following benefits:

  • Income support

  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (and you are not getting Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income less than £16,190 shown on the TC602(a) Tax Credit letter

  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ (the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

  • Support from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS)

Online Meal Ordering Service

We ask all of our parents to register with our online meal ordering service.  Once you have received your welcome email from the school, please click here and select ‘Register as a new User’ using the Link Code provided in your welcome email.

Need help setting up your account?  Click our guide here:

River Bank Parents Guide to School Meals

Frequently asked questions:

How do I register my child's account?

How do I add items to my basket?

How do I view my child's reserved meals?

How do I subscribe to and configure the alerts?