School lunches / milk

Hot school lunches are available every day here at Ashley Junior School. Lunches are provided by Hampshire’s preferred supplier HC3S.

The cost of a school lunch £2.30; if you are paying in cash at the School Office or online through scopay the minimum payment will therefore be £11.50.

There are always 2 options, one of which will be vegetarian. The children make their choice of lunch in the classroom each morning. If you know that your child will not be in until mid morning (for a medical appointment for example) please do ensure you call the office to book your child a lunch. Bookings cannot be accepted after 10.45am.

If you would rather provide your child with a packed lunch each day that is fine. Children with packed lunches also eat in the dinner hall. For packed lunch inspiration follow this link:

BBC good food guide.

Paying for lunches:

Unlike at the infant school lunch must be paid for here at the juniors. The cost of a lunch is currently £2.30.  Please ensure that you pay for lunches in advance; if there is not enough money on your account to pay for a lunch then we cannot give your child a lunch that day. Please note that we will only accept cash payments of £11.50 (a week of school lunches) or more, as processing smaller amounts takes up a lot of time and therefore costs the school money. If your child only has hot school lunches occasionally the £11.50 can sit on their account and be used when needed; if it isn’t used by the end of the year it will be returned to you.

The best way to pay for your child’s school lunches is with our online payment system – Scopay. You will need to have a code from the school to set up your Scopay account, but you can then use the same account to make all your school dinner and trip payments.

Free School Meals:

You may qualify for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of some benefits or tax credits.

You can very quickly check on the Hampshire website whether you are eligible. You will need your child’s details, plus your date of birth and National Insurance Number. 

Follow the link below to find out more about Free School Meals:

School milk:

We work in partnership with Cool Milk to offer milk in school every day. If you are on Free School Meals this milk is free to your child, but you do need to tell us that you would like your child to have it (see letter below).

If you are not on Free School Meals you need to arrange the milk for your child with Cool Milk directly and you will pay Cool Milk directly (the cost is currently 22p per day). Cool Milk then supplies us with a list of children who should have milk each week. You can fill in the form (see below) and send it to Cool Milk, or register online at their website.

Free School Meals milk request letter

Cool Milk sign up form (non-Free School Meals)

Cool Milk website


Contact Us:

Telephone: 01425 616510 | Fax: 01425 629130

Ofsted Says:

This is a good school! Pupils really enjoy attending Ashley Junior School. They say it is a great place to learn. One pupil said, ‘Our school is always full of happy faces.’ They are consistently engaged in learning because teachers make it fun. Click here to see the full report