School Food

School Meals

Children can either have school dinners or packed lunch. Our school dinners are cooked on the premises and always include fresh ingredients, salad and fresh fruit. The ingredients are as local as possible. The kitchen is Halal, and is also nut free. We cater daily for a range of dietary requirements including gluten free and vegan options.

From September 2023, Millfields has a new catering provider -Olive Dining.

Please read the flyers below which will give you "a taste" of what Olive Dining are all about and how they will partner with Millfields to continue to provide tasty and nutritious meals for all pupils.

Millfields -new primary leaflet Millfields Autumn Newsletter

School menus are on a 4 week rolling rota and can be found here:

Menu 1 Menu 2 Menu 3 Menu 4


Language of the Month Menu theme days - see the overview here.

On the first Tuesday of each month, we celebrate our Language of the Month eating food from some of the countries where the language is spoken.



All our meat and poultry is halal and HMC approved. We use Zabihah Butchers. See the latest certificate here


Free School Meals

From September 2023, The Mayor of London & City Hall is ensuring all primary school children who attend state schools in London will receive free school meals for the full academic year.

Please help us to understand how many meals we need to cater for, by going onto SCOpay and booking your meal requests in for the week/month/term.

*Sorry nursery pupils, for now you will still need to pay for school dinners if you are staying for lunch.

Your child will receive their free school meals automatically, but it’s vitally important that you still complete Hackney’s Free School Meal registration form in case your child is eligible for extra funding for their school from the Government, worth £1,300 per year.

Please see the letter explaining here.

Olive FSM Flyer

If you have a child in Nursery full time, Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 you may be eligible and able to claim additonal funding for the school. To qualify, your child must be in school and you must be receiving one of the following benefits:

If you are eligible, Hackney Education will send a notification to the school.

If your child attends a school in another local authority, please apply directly to that local authority.

A Free School Meals application form can be completed on the link below:

Snacks and drinks

All children from Reception to Y3 receive a free piece of fruit each day at morning break time.

All children are welcome to bring a small snack to eat at playtime each day.

Children may bring a reusable bottle of water to school, which they may drink in the classroom or the playground.  Do give your child a small bottle of water labelled with their name:  drinking water regularly prevents dehydration.

Water bottles may be filled up from the taps in the classroom or water fountains.