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Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Westfield Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 5PA

School Meals

Packed Lunches

If you wish to provide a packed lunch for your child, please click on the packed lunches link that provides advice and suggestions for a healthy lunch.

School Meals

Principals Catering is the School's catering provider for our pupil meals. They offer healthy menus that are fully compliant with the School Food Standards.  TWO meal options are available daily for every child.  

A school meal costs £2.20 per day (which equates to £11.00 for the week). All payments need to be made in advance and no later than the Monday, for that week.

The School is aiming to be cashless by the end of this academic year and therefore promotes online payments. To pay online just click here to take you directly to the Principals website to log in.  

If you only require a school dinner for a particular day(s), i.e. a Wednesday and Friday, once you are logged in you select your individual day(s) on the calendar and pay for those meals that you require. Payment for ALL meals MUST be made at the beginning of the week. 

If your child registers for a school meal and payment has not been made in advance you will be contacted by the school office by telephone or text and asked to provide your child with a packed lunch as a school meal will not be provided.

If at any time you would like to change the type of meal your child has, i.e. from hot meal to a cold meal option, or vice versa, please contact the school office or email  


Do you know if you are eligible for a free school meal?  If you are, or if you are unsure, please complete the Free School Meals Form on the KCC website.  The application is processed instantly and you will be notified immediately if you are/ are not eligible.

If you need any assistance or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or email  

For more details about healthy food options, please view our Health Eating Policy.

School Menus 

     Terms 4,5 & 6 Menus    

Each Week - Jacket Potato Menu

CH & CO Newsletters

Principles are part of the CH & CO group and they provide us with information, facts and recipes to share with our parents and carers. Please click on the LINKS below: 

February Newsletter 2022 - Half Term Special 
October Newsletter 2021 - Half Term Special

Recipes to Try at Home 

From the Kitchen - Zero Waste Recipes
From the Kitchen - West African Recipes
From the Kitchen - Vegetable Recipes
From the Kitchen - British Tomato Recipes