From the start off the summer term 2019 our school meals have been provided by The Lunchtime Company.

They provide healthy and tasty meals each day. We give careful thought to our ongoing menu to take account of seasonal produce to provide delicious lunches. Most families take up the option of a warm nutritious lunch for their child.

There is a choice of hot and cold food, including hot meat and vegetarian dishes, as well as a comprehensive salad bar. There is also a choice of dessert dishes, including fresh fruit. Provision is made for vegetarians and those children who require a special diet (vegan/halal/allergies).


Southwark currently provides healthy meals free of charge to all school-age children.

Nursery pupils are required to pay for meals and this can be done in in a variety of ways via a system called ParentPay. You will be given an account which you can pay into via PayPoint systems in newsagents, online, or at school by cash or card.

Some nursery families, in receipt of benefits, may be entitled to free school meals and the school will support these families to receive Government funded free meals.

If you think your child may now be eligible for Free School Meals you can check your eligibility for free school meals quickly by visiting A Certificate of Eligibility is available through the website for any child eligible for a free school meal.

Follow The below simple instructions:

1: Click – Check My Eligibility

2: Click – Proceed, create a new Account

3: Click – Drop down box Local Authority – Insert – Southwark

4: Click – Drop down box School – Insert – CHOOSE SCHOOL Charles Dickens School

5: Read Terms – Before you can use the Free School Meals Eligibility Checker, you need to read and accept the Privacy Notice.

6: Input your Details: You must complete all of the boxes – Paying particular attention to those in the green area, which indicates information that is matched against DWP/HMRC data

7: Click Submit – If you are eligible you will be able to download a certificate and email to along with your child/children name/s

Lunch Menus 23/24

Charles Dickens Summer Menu