The lunchtime catering is provided by Independent Catering Limited. 

Each day every child has the choice of three meal options, a dessert and unlimited bread and salad from the salad bar. There is of course unlimited water to accompany the meal.

Parents can choose their child's meal in advance online via Arbor.


Special Diets & Allergies

Independent Catering deliver a tree nut and peanut free catering operation at Knollmead. The daily menus clearly show which of the 14 listed allergens each dish contains, so parents can confidently select meals for suitable for children with allergies.

If you want to know more about the ingredients in the food or if your child requires a special diet due to a medical condition, please do contact the school who will gladly arrange a meeting with you and the Chef. None of the meat served at Knollmead is Halal.

Free School Meals

Many children are eligible for free school meals based on age and family income.

Free school meals may be provided for your children if you are receiving any of the following benefits:

  • income support

  • income-based job seeker’s allowance

  • income-related employment and support allowance

  • the guarantee element of state pension credit

  • support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • child tax credit (but not working tax credit) and have an annual income of less than £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit

You can apply online at:

Free School Meal Application Form

As well as your child receiving a nutritious meal every day the school receives extra funding to help support your child.

Is my child eligible for Free School Meals?

Universal Free School Meals for primary aged children in London


School meals are free for primary aged children in London until July 2025, click here for more information