Davey Drive, Hollingdean, Brighton BN17BF

St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Brighton

Educating in Faith, Hope and Love

                                                                       School Meals and Lunchtimes                                                             


                  Please see below our new Spring/Summer menu starting after the Easter holidays and running through to July 2024                           (even though it says Autumn Winter at the top!)

All food provided at St Joseph's meets the nutritional standards set by the government. Caterlink manage our school meals. Caterlink's school meals meets the nutritional standards set by the government. This ensures that children are provided with a healthy balanced meal. 

Free School Meals 

If you are in receipt of income support or working tax credit then your child(ren) may be entitled to free school meals (FSM). If you think you may be eligible please visit the following website for a full list of eligibility.


As you may be aware a lot of our funding is based on a percentage of FSM. All KS1 children receive a universal free school meal provided by the Government. If you have children in KS1 and meet any of the criteria in the link above it is really important that you apply for FSM using the online form provided below. 


Start my online free school meals application

Alternatively, you can contact the office and we will provide you with a paper form that we can help you fill out and return. 


We work with Caterlink to create the menus which include:
- a variety of red meat and poultry dishes all to the red tractor standard
- sustainable fish including omega-3 rich oily fish
-local free range eggs
-balanced vegetarian dishes
-a wide choice of fresh fruit, vegetables and salad
-fresh bread
We have a kitchen on the premises and all meals are currently prepared here by our cook and her staff.
 A menu is available at the school and a choice of meals is usually available. 
From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal each day. 
Please discuss the menu with your child each day and ensure they know what they wish to order.

The current cost of a meal is £2.60 for any child not entitled to a free school meal. If you are not sure if your child is entitled to a free school meal contact the office or have a look at the information provided. 

If your child has any special dietary requirements please contact the office. Find out more about how we cater for food allergies and intolerances and other special diets

Our School Meals Team


Collette, our school cook and Lauren, her assistant, prepare our delicious, nutritional lunches.



Mrs Joyce, Mrs Klimaytys, Mrs Mayer, Mrs Cox, Mrs Judd, Mrs Parker, Miss Day, Miss Johnson, Mrs Jones, Miss Evans and Miss Jackson look after us at lunchtime.

 Our team of Mid-day Supervisors are constantly striving to find  ways to make lunchtimes a more enjoyable and rewarding experience for children. They aim to promote  positive play, introduce new games effectively and develop children’s play skills whilst they have fun. The MDMSA's and  the Year 6 sports leaders work together to make playtimes fun and enjoyable for ALL of the children.




We have playground rules. These posters show our behaviour expectations at playtime and lunchtime.




Click HERE  for our playground policy.

 Here are a few photos from this academic year:














Each KS2 class has a designated football day.

We have a clear set of guidelines which outline the expectations for fair play, sportsmanship, and safety during football games on the playground.

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It is essential that all children familiarise themselves and agree to these guidelines to ensure a positive experience for everyone.

The children in each class sign an agreement. Click on the football above or HERE to see it.







This Social Story explains how we are expected to behave during playtime and lunchtime.

Click HERE  to read it.