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School dinners, and milk (including payments information)

Payments for school dinners

School year 2023-24: for pupils Y3 and up, the daily cost of a school dinner is £2.50. A week of dinners is £12.50. Dinners are payable in advance please, by the online payments system. Credit paid on to the online system will only be used as dinners are requested by your child.

For those pupils having lunch everyday, the termly costs for those families who wish to pay the full amount in advance are:

Term 5 : £72.50                      Term 6 : £85.00


Online payments information (for dinners, trips etc) 

The ‘School Gateway’ app is a live system enabling you to pay for school items such as dinners, trips or music at anytime from anywhere.

To login to School Gateway using your smart phone or tablet, please download the free app by searching for School Gateway in your App store and download.


For more information on how to get started, please see the School Gateway site here: You can also login to the online version of School Gateway via this site if you do not have a smart phone.


Your login details will be automatically generated using the contact information we already have, so please make sure the details we hold for you are up to date.

You can check and change these details with the school office.


However, if you prefer to pay by cash or card then this is also possible using one of the local shops offering the paypoint service. (In Chipping Sodbury this includes Spar and McColls).  To do this you will need to obtain a bar-coded letter from the school office for each payment item which can be scanned in the shop.


Milk in school

Milk is free for under 5's. 

If your child is 5+ and would like to continue or start to have milk provided in school at morning break, this can be ordered and paid for directly with 'School Milk Services Ltd'.  Please see their information below.