Grangefield is an amazing school: kind teachers, kind friends, large library, nice hall, good music room, outside equipment, bike parking and scooters to park, good facilities like copse field, good assembly.

Meals and Playtimes at Grangefield

We work hard to provide a positive experience for our children at lunchtime. We recognise that lunchtime is a very important part of the day – physically, socially and emotionally.

In the lunch hall, our Midday Supervisors encourage children to eat and drink healthily and to try new foods. We have an on-site catering team (Caterlink) who cook healthy and nutritious school lunches freshly from scratch every day in the school kitchen. The menu is varied, balanced and fun, with three choices available each day. Meals are carefully designed with a range of dietary requirements in mind. All meals are accompanied by a range of freshly prepared salads and fresh bread.

Whilst we strongly recommend that pupils have a school lunch – currently all lunches are free for children in Reception, Year 1 and 2; meals cost £2.54 for KS2 children (which can be purchased through Parent Pay). If you do wish to provide a healthy packed lunch then this is fine too. We ask that packed lunches do not contain any sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks, and recommend that they contain at least one savoury item (such as a sandwich) and a piece of fruit or vegetable.

Outside, we have a range of toys and equipment to facilitate exercise, social interaction and fun! We have a play castle, trim trail and amphitheatre, and for the older children an outdoor gym! Small play equipment is also provided (for example balls, hula hoops and chalk) and children can also choose to pick a book from the outdoor library to enjoy in the ‘quiet zone’.  During fair weather the children benefit from our large field, but during wetter months they share the playground (split into a YR-Y2 zone and a Y3-Y6 zone). Midday supervisors, along with our volunteer play leaders from Y5 & Y6, help children to play together, make friends and stay safe whilst outside.

During the morning, the children have a 15 minute breaktime to play outside and to also have a snack and milk. The school takes part in the Healthy Eating Programme which involves every EYFS and KS1 child being offered a piece of fruit or vegetable to eat at their morning break. KS2 children are welcome to bring their own in from home.

Grangefield uses a milk scheme, Cool Milk, that is available to all of our pupils.  School milk is free for under-5s, and for over-5s it is available at a subsidised* price of 28p per day.

Each child that registers with Cool Milk will receive a 189ml portion of semi-skimmed milk every day, delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom.  Their school milk will not only provide them with essential nutrients, but as it is rehydrating and energy boosting it also bridges the gap between breakfast and lunch to help children stay focused. For more information on how milk can benefit children visit

How to register

If your child is under five:

·         Register online at

·         Register by Tuesday at 5pm for your child’s free milk to start the following week

·         Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request four weeks before their birthday – if you wish your child to continue to receive school milk, simply make a payment.

If your child is five or older:

·         Register and pay online at

·         You can pay Cool Milk either online, over the phone or at a local PayPoint in half-termly, termly or annual instalments.

·         Please register and pay by Tuesday at 5pm for your child’s milk to start the following week


If your child is currently over the age of 5 and entitled to benefit-based free school meals, there is no need to register online.  Please contact the school office, if you wish for your child to receive milk.