School Meals

Our school catering service is delivered by ISS, West Berkshire’s school meals provider. All meals are 95% fresh, with food sourced locally with a high proportion of organic products. There is a simple payment processes and the ability for your children to order their meals electronically direct from the classroom.

Download the full range of meals planned on the  School Meals Menu Summer 2017

Paying for School Meals Payment is easy and must be paid in advance as ISS does not offer any credit facility. You can choose to pay online or by cash or cheque, as detailed below:

Pay Online It is very straight forward. Once you’ve registered to make online payments you will receive two email confirmations: 1) to confirm your registration 2) to confirm the accounts activation and your ability to make payments into it. You pay for your child’s lunch online via Cypad, the online payment system. Simply select ‘West Berkshire’ and the link will take you direct to the secure website. Once your account has credit, you will be able to order your child’s meals online or they will be able to place their order electronically in the classroom.

Pay by Cash or Cheque To pay by cash or cheque, please ensure that payment is placed in an envelope, clearly marked with your child’s full name, class and the amount enclosed, and hand it to the school office. Cheques should be made payable to ISS Education and have your child’s name and class written on its reverse.

Further Information Don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling ISS on 0845 057 6487, or emailing

Eligible for Free School Meals? If you are in receipt of income support or the income based job seekers allowance, your child is entitled to receive a free school meal. The process is very straightforward. Please contact West Berkshire Council on (01635) 42400 who will take you through the procedure or apply online at Please register as the school receives additional resources based on the number of children eligible for free meals. Note: You may also be entitled to pay reduced contributions for extracurricular activities such as school trips if you have registered.

Special Dietary Requirements Some children may have specific dietary needs (e.g. for medical or religious reasons). If this is the case, please contact the school office.

Packed Lunches We have a Healthy School Policy and as such ask that packed lunches reflect this ethos. Therefore, please do not include fizzy or soft sugary drinks (water, milk or pure juices preferred) or sweets/chocolate based snacks in your child’s lunch box and think again before including salty snacks. Please also do not include nuts (or Peanut Butter) in your child’s lunch box as some school children have nut allergies.

School Milk Pupils are entitled to free milk up to their fifth birthday. At Francis Baily, we’d like all our children in Foundation to be able to drink milk throughout their time in this year and therefore we have decided that this will be paid for by the school.