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Hilgay Riverside Academy

Hilgay Riverside Academy

Food and Drink

Children are able either to choose the school lunch or bring a packed lunch.

School dinners

School meals cost £2.30 per day and must be ordered in advance on ParentPay.

The menu can be accessed on the ParentPay website




Families receiving some benefits are entitled to Free School Meals. Please contact the school secretary if you think you may be eligible.


Packed lunches

Packed lunches from home should be brought into school in a secure lunch box. Please note, fizzy drinks, cans and chocolate/sweets are not permitted.



Our school is part of the National scheme to encourage children to eat 5 portions of fruit or vegetables a day.  The scheme provides fruit or vegetables free to all children in Reception and Key Stage 1.


Every child has a water bottle in school.  There is a chilled pure water machine that is available for the children to replenish their bottles. 

Staff will make sure that the children are aware when they can access their water bottles, this may vary from class to class.