School Meals/Menus

Meals currently cost £2.10per day (£10.50 per week) for a two-course meal and a drink. Cooked meals are served in the school hall each lunchtime and children wishing to bring a packed lunch from home may do so. 

We ask for your help in sending a sensible packed lunch for your child, so promoting our healthy eating policy. Please include a piece of fruit and, at most, just one small chocolate bar. (Remember to label lunchboxes as many other children may have an identical box!) 

No bottles or cans are allowed at lunch time or on any other occasion for safety reasons. Children are supervised at lunchtime by the Midday Supervisors.

Dinner money must be paid on or before Monday mornings. THE SCHOOL OPERATES A CASHLESS ONLINE SYSTEM (UPay). Parents must register and top up their online account. No cash will be accepted at the school office. The school office will contact you if there are insufficient funds on your account and you can top up immediately or provide a packed lunch. Parents who are in receipt of income support or job seekers’ allowance can apply for free school meals. Application forms for free meals are available from the school office. 

We will advise you, as necessary, as to the cost of school meals as and when the it changes.

Cashless Catering




At Abercarn we are introducing an online cashless catering system. This system enables us to deliver a more efficient, faster service and to continue to provide wholesome healthy and enjoyable meals.


Abercarn Primary School encourage all parents to pay for school meals online via or the smart phone app. By using the UpayChilli system to load funds onto your child’s account for the payment of school lunches, this will reduce the need for your child to bring cash into school and risk losing it.


This system will enable us to continue to provide healthy and enjoyable meals whilst providing other benefits such as:


  • Easy online payment solution which allows you to manage and pay for your child’s meals through the following website:
  • Ability to view statements and check balances.
  • Smartphone App – download the upaychilli app to your smartphone and make payments for your child’s school food:
  • Auto top-up – Use this feature to configure your child’s account so that every time the balance reaches a per-set minimum, a pre-set top-up amount is automatically added to your child’s account.
  • No obvious difference between pupils who pay for meals and free school meal pupils:
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