St Nicolas CE Primary School, Abingdon

Learning Excellence

School Meals

New St Nicolas Lunch Menu - 25th April to 21st October 2022

The school kitchen offers an excellent choice of freshly prepared, nutritious, varied hot and cold meals every day. Children are supervised throughout the lunch break by our Teaching Assistant team with help available to anyone needing it. Current prices of meals are available from the school office. We ask parents to pay for meals in advance termly, half-termly or weekly, and to order meals on a Monday for the rest of that week.
We also make provision for children to bring a packed lunch to school. The older children eat these together in their classrooms whilst the younger children eat in the school hall for an inclusive and more sociable meal time with help available for opening of packages etc. 


If your child has a dietary requirement please let the school office know by completing the Special Diets Referral form below, this information will then be passed on to the  school kitchen - thank you.

 Meal Booking and Payment System ..................


Under Tucasi Scopay, you have complete control and flexibility over when your child has a school meal. Through your Tucasi account, you can order meals for the days they are required and this can be changed as often as you like. You will be able to order or cancel a school meal up to midnight the night before.


You must register your child to use Tucasi, if you have not received your registration letter please email – with the subject line – ‘Tucasi register letter’ and your child’s name. We will reply to you with a copy of the letter attached for you to register, alternatively call into the office.


Link to Tucasi Online Payments:


Reception, Year 1, Year 2, UIFSM and Free School Meals

For children in Years R, 1 and 2, meals continue to be funded by the Universal Infant Free School Meals programme. However, you will still need to log in to order meals on the days they are required. This also applies to children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who are in receipt of Free School Meals.


Year 3 – Year 6

For children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who are not in receipt of Free School Meals, you must have credit on your account before you are able to order a meal. The cost of a meal remains at £2.30. If you have any outstanding dinner money debts you will need to clear these via Tucasi before you can order any further meals.


We appreciate that some parents/carers are unable to use online systems, for a variety of reasons. Office staff are happy to help guide you through the process. Help guides can also be found below, along with Frequently Asked Questions.


If you are unable to book online, please speak to Mrs Fleming in the Finance Office.


Please ensure that you have either ordered dinners or provided your child with a packed lunch from home. If dinners have not been ordered and a child does not have a packed lunch, we may telephone his or her parents and ask them to bring a lunch in.

School Lunch Company Special Dietary Form

Eligibility criteria for free school meals:


Section 512 of the Education Act 1996, as amended 1st April 2018, places a duty on maintained schools, academies and free schools to provide free school meals to pupils of all ages that meet the criteria.


Who is eligible for free school meals?


Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:


  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have
  • an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for
  • Working Tax Credit

Download: Application for Free School Meals below: