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Lunchtime is an important, social time in school.  All of our children have lunch together in the hall.  Classes 1 and 2 start their lunch at 12pm and have a head start (because they are younger) before they are joined by Classes 3 and 4 at 12.15pm. Many have school lunches, cooked on-site by our caterers; Hampshire Catering (HC3S), whilst others have sandwiches.  They are all mixed up together so they can enjoy social chat and interactions before going outside to play.


Table Manners and Role Models

We expect our children to use good table manners when eating.  Our oldest children are great role models to our youngest ones - nothing helps a child learn better than another child!  Our Year 6 children in particular will sit with their Year R buddies and role model using a knife and fork and eating politely.  Of course our lunchtime staff are also there to help.


Cooked Lunch Choices

The menus for cooked lunches from HC3S change seasonally through the year.  Current menus can be found below with a limited number of printed copies available in the school office. The new menu has now been added below and will take effect from April 17th after the Easter break.

In addition to this menu, HC3S also offer jacket potatoes, with a choice of fillings, as selected by our school council after they consulted the rest of the school, please see the new Jacket Potato menu above commencing 17th April.



Paying for cooked school lunches

Once your child moves up to KS2 their lunches are no longer free and with effect from 31 October 2022 will cost £2.80 each day. 

The preferred method of payment for school lunches is online via Tucasi SCOpay.  Website - SCOPay/Upham Primary.  Additionally, parents who already have a SCOPAY account are able to login to the SCOPAY app with their existing username and password.   

If you haven't already registered please contact the office on and they will send you a code to enable you to register. 

The account will enable you to make payments online for dinner money as well as trips and breakfast club.  You can also check the history to see lunches your child(ren) selected. There is no minimum transaction amount and there are no transaction charges.

Alternatively, cheques or cash can be brought in to the school office.


Free School Meals

Eligibility for free school meals depends on the circumstances of the parents or carers.

To check your child's eligibility for pupil premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2), use the online checking facility

To complete a check you need the following information for yourself or the person you are checking on behalf of:

  • your own name, date of birth, and contact details
  • National Insurance number or National Asylum Seekers number
  • child's name and date of birth
  • school your child is attending or will attend

More Information from HC3S

If you would like to know more information about our caterers, including menus for children with food allergies, information about local food sourcing, nutritional information and food standards, please follow the link below:

Special Diets