Otley Ship Otley Ship

federated with Witnesham Primary School

The website for Witnesham Primary can be found here.  


School Lunches


Studies have shown that children concentrate better in lessons if they have had a fulfilling meal. We are very lucky that all of our meals are freshly prepared and cooked on School site.  Our school cook and dinner ladies care about the food they prepare and the children they serve, and believe that school catering should be an integral part of school life and learning. Through encouragement, we try to develop the children's enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of good food.


EATS menus are carefully compiled and feature many local items, reinforcing their commitment to support East Anglian producers. You will find a link to the current menu at the top of the page, along with the link to nutrition and allergen information for parents of children with special diets.


Our cooks will prepare the 1st main course option for all meals. The 2nd option is only served if booked at morning registration. Our School packed lunch is available as a 3rd option, this is available daily with a choice of a ham or cheese sandwich/wrap. School dinners must be paid for at the School Office, ideally in advance on a Monday, but first thing on the day if need be.  Please put this in a purse or envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and the day/days a meal is required. Meals can be paid for in cash, or by cheque (payable to Suffolk County Council), or click on the link below to pay online.



Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2


All children in reception and years one and two are entitled to free lunches as part of the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meal policy.



Children in Years 3-6


School Meals for Key Stage 2 children cost £2.30 per day. Payment must be made at the School Office, ideally in advance on a Monday, but first thing on the day if need be. Meals can be paid for in cash or by cheque (payable to Suffolk County Council). Alternatively, you can pay online.





Free School Meals


Please consider registering for free school meals even if your children do not want school meals or are entitled to the free universal meal. Being registered entitles families to other benefits such as free music lessons, reduced charges for visits etc.  The school also benefits, as some of the income the school received is based on the number of children entitled to free school meals.  The process is very simple and confidential. You can check the criteria and apply online.  If you have any queries, then please speak confidentially with the school office.





Please speak with Mrs Nichols or Mrs Farmer in the School Office if you have any queries regarding school dinners.





Pay for School Dinners Online Free School Meal Application EATS Website