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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

School Meals

All meals are provided by Chartwells - a school meal consists of a main meal and a dessert for £2.30 a variety of snacks and drinks are also available.

Chartwells operate a cashless till system, operated by cards. The cards are topped up online using a secure website called ParentPay, if your daughter is eligible for free meals, £2.30 is credited to her card each day. Your daughter will be provided with her card and ParentPay login details on her first day at Reading girls' School. You can find more information about ParentPay here.

Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of any of the benefits given below, you are entitled to receive free school meals for your daughter(s). Please do take up this opportunity by asking for a ‘Free School Meals’ application from Reception or download one from the link below and return it as soon as possible. Free Meals will not commence until eligibilty is confirmed via the electronic checking system or other evidence if needed.

If you do qualify for this entitlement but do not want your child to receive free school meals, we would still encourage you to apply as the school would receive an additional £430 per student into it's school budget which could benefit your child. 

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • An income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit) and annual income not exceeding £16,190
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Applications  must be made HERE and eligibility confirmed before school meals can commence. Unfortunately the school is not in a financial position to be able to give free meals to students who are not entitled and we are unable to loan money.

You may find the links below helpful if you require more information about School Meals.

and Chartwells Dine at School website for current menus:

Visitors to the two websites may also find other school meals information that may be of interest