Pay for school meals

Pay online for school meals for primary or middle school children and read about the choice of food provided.

It’s quicker and easier to pay for your child’s schools meals online.

The cost of meals will be advised by your child's school. This is available once you have selected your school using the 'Proceed to Payment' option below.

You can pay:

  • for more than one child at the same school or another school
  • by credit or debit card

Paying takes about 5 minutes.

Proceed to payment


About school meals 

Lunches provided in primary schools include a hot two-course meal with the choice of main courses, vegetables, salads and desserts. There's also a vegetarian option and options for some special dietary requirements. 

Secondary schools provide a cafeteria area for pupils to buy food with their own money. Prices and the choice of food offered can vary between schools.

Middle schools either have a traditional meal service like primary schools or a cafeteria style service similar to secondary schools.

For further details of lunchtime menus visit the Eats website, part of Eastern Facilities Management Solutions Ltd, which is wholly owned by Suffolk County Council.

Register for free school meals 

Find out how to register for free school meals in Suffolk.

Information for schools

Set up your school

To sign your school up to the online payments system for school meals please email income@suffolk.gov.uk with the following message:

"Please could you enable [SCHOOL NAME][SCHOOL NUMBER] for online payments for school meals."

Change the price charged

To change the price charged to a non-standard price you should contact School's Choice at services@schoolschoice.org.

Queries about received payments

If you have queries about details of payments received you can contact School's Choice at services@schoolschoice.org, as this will be shown as part of weekly file download.