The Royal Kent School

A Church of England Primary School

The Royal Kent School, Oakshade Road, Oxshott, Surrey KT22 0LE

01372 842495

Lunches and snacks


Attached to our School Hall is a kitchen which provides freshly cooked meals each day; catering company Twelve15 are contracted to provide the school's food. Our school meals are very popular and around 80% of RKS children take a school lunch daily. Lunch menus are centrally devised by Twelve15 to be nutritionally balanced and take place on a three week rotation.

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free hot meal each day (through the Government's Universal Free School Meal initiative). If your child would prefer not to have a school meal, and would like to bring a packed lunch instead, please inform the School Office. This initiative will be reviewed by the Government annually to decide if it will continue for the next academic year. 
For children in Key Stage 2, lunch money can be paid weekly or half-termly via the Parentmail app. Alternatively parents may pay by cash or cheque made payable to Surrey County Council. We ask parents to pay promptly for school meals to help reduce the admin workload.  

Children who are absent through illness and inform the school of their absence by 10.15am will be credited with that day's payment.
Free School Meals 
Parents/ carers who meet certain criteria are entitled to Free School Meals: please click here to find out about the eligibility and contact the School Office if you believe you qualify. All enquiries / organisation of Free School Meals is treated in strict confidence.

Packed Lunches

We ask that parents provide a healthy lunch for their child, and do not send in any chocolate or sweets. Please note that we are a nut free school; please be mindful of this when preparing packed lunches and providing snacks for your children. This is because there are currently several children and adults throughout the school with nut allergies.


Children from Year 1 upwards may bring in snacks for their mid-morning break. We ask that these do not contain nuts, as we have children on site suffering from severe nut allergies. Appropriate snacks include fresh or dried fruit, vegetables and breadsticks.

Please consider the packaging that you use for these snacks, as we are doing our best as a school to reduce plastic waste.

Please do not send in fried crisps, biscuits or foods with high sugar/ salt/ fat content. Guidance on snacks is available on the NHS Change4Life Website and if you are giving your child packaged snacks rather than fruit and vegetables, please remember that the NHS guidelines are ‘100 calorie snacks, two a day max’.

Water bottles

All children should have a named water bottle in school each day. Water only is permitted in the classrooms. Water fountains are available for the children to refill their bottles (but bottles should be sent in freshly filled each day). Please ensure that your child’s water bottle is safe (not glass) and reusable. We hope that your child’s water bottle will last for many years; they definitely do not need a new bottle each year.