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St John the Baptist Primary School, Belfast

Lunches And Snacks

The school has its own kitchen where hot lunches are served every day. There is a daily choice, which includes vegetarian dishes.

In order to give all children a wide choice of meal during the week, classes go in to lunch on a rota basis.

All money must be put in a sealed envelope (preferably the yellow money pouches) with the child’s name and class and handed in on Mondays.

Anyone who believes their child(ren) may be entitled to free school meals should contact:
Free School Meals

EANI (Belfast Region)

40 Academy Street, Belfast,

BT1 2NQ  

Telephone: 028 9056 4000


If your son or daughter is in full-time education and if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:-   

  • Income Support;    
  • Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance;    
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit;
  • Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of £16,190 or less;
  • Universal credit and have net household earnings not exceeding £14,000 per year.    


  • if you are an Asylum Seeker supported by the Home Office Asylum Support Assessment Team (ASAT); or
  • if your child has a statement of special educational needs and is designated to require a special diet.

Free School Meals/School Uniform/Physical Education Clothing application forms are available from:-    

  • your child’s school or college;
  • your local Education Authority Office;
  • your local Jobs and Benefits Office;
  • your local Citizen’s Advice Bureau
  • by clicking the download link below:


Packed Lunches

Children, who wish, may bring a packed lunch to eat in the dinning hall.
Cold drinks may be brought in plastic flasks or bottles.

No glass containers or canned or fizzy drinks are to be brought to school. No hot drinks or soups are permitted.
All lunch boxes should be clearly marked with your child's name. 

Playtime Snacks

As the morning session is quite long, children may bring a piece of fruit, vegetables, yoghurt or hard cheese to eat during break. A simple sandwich is also permitted,as an alternative option. Sweets and coloured drinks are not allowed.

Dinner Menu