Pay for school meals

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

Your child's school will advise the cost of meals. 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. It's quicker and easier to pay for your child's schools meals online.

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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 Vertas 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 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 Suffolk County Council's Schools IT Service at

Queries about received payments

If you have queries about details of payments received you can contact Suffolk County Council's income team at, as this will be shown as part of weekly file download.