Food and Drink


We encourage the children to drink water throughout the day and children should bring a named water bottle each day. There is access to fresh water from the water coolers in the corridor. Please do not put water bottles in reading bags as they can often leak.

Milk is also provided and is free up until your child is five. After this you have the opportunity to pay for milk. Milk is £1 per week, termly payments are preferred.


We are a healthy school and promote the eating of healthy foods. Each Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a piece of fresh fruit every day. We are happy for children to bring in an additional healthy snack for morning break.


At Eastnor we provide healthy and nutritious cooked school meals. These are supplied by Paul and Chris Adams from Elite Catering, a local company based in the town of Ledbury. Their home cooked food is prepared using the best locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Additives and processed food is avoided, fried foods, high quantity sugar products and confectionery in puddings are also strictly restricted.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are able to take advantage of the Government’s ‘Universal Free School Meal’ scheme thereafter there is a charge of £2.20 per meal for the other children in school.

Lunches are provided daily in the middle room where children are able to enjoy the meal they have chosen from the menu that is sent home each half term. There is a selection of delicious hot meals. Children are encouraged to use the salad bar and can choose from a selection of pudding of the day, fruit and yoghurts.

We also encourage children to eat with a knife and fork and develop their social skills as they talk and eat together.

If you do not wish to take up school meals then your child will need to bring in a packed lunch. Reception pupils eat packed lunches in the middle room with the children having school meals..

If you think your family may be entitled to free school meals please contact the school office or Herefordshire Council. Free School Meals are available in certain circumstances, based on household income. More details are available on the

Herefordshire Council Benefits and Support site.

Healthy Eating Policy