School Meals


If you are entitled to a free school lunch please claim for it even if you do not wish your child to eat it. This helps the school.

If you wish to apply for free school meals for your child, please contact the Free School Meals office on 0300 123 7039.

If you would like some support, please call in and see Miss Tushingham or Mr Cowley at the school office.

A healthy snack can be ordered from the school kitchen. Money is all paid via the School Gateway App. 

School Gateway

School gateway is our school app that we ask all parents/carers to download. Here, payments for trips/snack/lunch and alike can be made - we now do not accept any cash payments and all payments must be made through this app. Please contact the school office if you experience any difficulties with the app. 

If you would like to access this via your internet browser, please access 

Snacks Available:

Toast 25p    
Banana / Apple / Orange 35p Pure Apple Juice 30p
Milk 25p Pure Orange Juice 30p
Fruit Smoothies (Summer Only) 35p       Bacon Bap (Fridays Only) 90p

Children may bring a healthy packed lunch in from home or have a hot lunch. Our school kitchen offers a choice of hot lunches, baguettes and salad which are very popular.

The cost of a school lunch is £2.68 per day. If they choose not to have a school snack, we encourage children to bring healthy school snacks such as fruit, vegetables or yogurt and additionally, encourage healthy packed lunches. For ideas, please click here. Unhealthy snacks and lunches will not be allowed. 

For menus for this academic year, see below. You can also download school menus.

Files to Download

The Arches Community Primary School

Saughall Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5EZ

Nicky Johnson or Sue Wilkins: SEN Contact

Michelle Ashfield: Headteacher

01244 667660

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