Money Matters



The cost for a school meal is currently £1.90 (£9.50 per week).

Dinner Registers are taken in class each morning and children should take payments into class with them, we do not accept payment for school dinners in the office. 

Free School Meals are administered by Essex County Council and qualifying rules are decided by Central Government.  If we are not in receipt of confirmation from the Local Authority that your child has an entitlement to a Free School Meal then payment will need to be made until such time as confirmation is received.  Please ask at the School Office if you need further information about eligibility or an application form.

All meals MUST be paid for either before, or on, the day they are taken.  Because of financial constraints and the fact that some parents have unfortunately abused the system in the past we are unable to extend credit under any circumstances.  Please, therefore, make sure that if your child requires a school dinner he/she brings payment into school before the meal is taken.  If you are paying by cheque for school dinners this should be made payable to “Hazelmere Infant School”.

The cut off time for ordering a school dinner is 10:30 a.m.  If your child is going to be late for any reason and requires a school dinner then this MUST be ordered before 10:30 a.m. otherwise you will need to provide a packed lunch. 

Please note that if your child is sent home unwell after the 10:30 a.m. cut off and has ordered a meal, this will still need to be paid for as all our meals are cooked fresh on the day to order.

(to see our menu's please look under the School Dinners link under the General Information Pencil!)


Payments for school trips, swimming lessons etc. must be sent in with your child to class – preferably in a clearly labelled envelope.  Please only send in the correct money as we cannot be responsible if your child loses any change due.


Larger payments for things like Music Tuition and residential trips can be made into the office after 9:00 a.m.

I am sure you can appreciate that mornings are very hectic, you WILL be asked to take a seat and wait until after 9:00 a.m. so please bear with us.  Thank you.

Please do send in the correct money with your child as we bank regularly and do not carry large amounts of cash float to give change.  Should change be given to your child, please note that we cannot accept responsibility if he/she should lose it.