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Hot School Meals

We are thrilled to say that from September 2015 the school began serving wonderful meals, cooked on site, from the brand new kitchen we have built following a successful grant from the Department For Education. Our kitchen was inspected by Environmental Health in March 2017 and was given a 5 star rating.

There is a lot of evidence to suggest that children who have a hot, nutritionally balanced meal at lunchtime learn and behave better in the afternoon. The school prefers children to have hot meals at lunchtime. Children who have hot school meals can still sit with friends who may have packed lunches. 

Universal Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year One and Year Two are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) that are Government funded.  The vast majority of our infant children have the free meals. Taking up these hot meals will save you around £400 per child compared to a packed lunch and is better for your child.  All meals meet the "Food in School" guidelines.

Free School Meals

Some children are eligible for Free School Meals in Key Stage Two. If you are in receipt of any of these benefits below your child may be eligible for Free School Meals.

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190 and do not get working tax credit.

Please note: If you, or your partner, receive any working tax credits you will not be entitled to free school meals.

If you wish to apply, in confidence, for Free School Meals you can either:

Paid Meals

Hot meals for children in Key Stage Two (Y3,4,5,6) usually cost just £2.40 per meal.

Ordering Hot Meals

Ordering a meal is easy using our on-line ordering system.  If you don't have access to a computer please contact the office who will place the order for you.  You should have received a letter with your log in details to enable you to order. If you don't have your log in details please contact us and we will happily supply you with them.

All meals need to be ordered on the preceding Monday to the food being served. E.G Orders for Monday 21st of September will need to be placed by Monday 14th of September. Please note that we are not able to take late order as stock orders are done in advance.

To order a meal just click here.

Allergy and Intolerance Information

On the 13th December 2014 a new legislation called Food for Consumers Regulations (EU FIC) came into force. This legislation affects all businesses who serve or sell food. Below you can find the allergens that can be found in our menus.  If your child is allergic to any of the allergens in the menus please contact us so we can discuss how we can accommodate this.




September 2019 Menu (3 week cycle)

September 2019 Allergen List

Autumn Term 2019 Menu (3 Week Cycle)

Autumn Term 2019 Allergen List

Summer Term 2019 Menu (3 Week Cycle)

Summer Term 2019 Allergen List

Spring Term 2020 Menu (3 Week Cycle)

Spring Term 2020 Allergen List

Summer Term 2020 Menu (3 Week Cycle)

Summer Term 2020 Allergen List

Autumn Term 2020 Menu ( 3 Week Cycle)

Autumn Term 2020 Allergen List 

Further information about the EU FIC can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.


Term Dates

2020-21 School Year

Term 1: Thursday, 3 September 2020 - Thursday 22nd October 2020

Term 2: Monday, 2 November 2020 - Thursday 17th December 2020

Term 3: Monday, 4 January 2021 - Friday 12th February 2021

Term 4: Monday, 22 February 2021 - Wednesday 31st March 2021

Term 5: Monday, 19 April 2021 - Friday 28th May 2021

Term 6: Monday, 7 June 2021 - Wednesday 21st July 2021

2021-22 School Year

Term 1: Monday, 6 September 2021 - Thursday 21st October 2021

Term 2: Monday, 1 November 2021 - Thursday 17th December 2020

Term 3: Tuesday, 4 January 2022 - Friday 11th February 2022

Term 4: Monday, 21 February 2022 - Thursday 31st March 2022

Term 5: Monday, 19 April 2022 - Friday 27th May 2022

Term 6: Monday, 6 June 2022 - Friday 22nd July 2022




At Market Rasen Church of England Primary School we are used to supporting children with a wide range of Special needs and disabilities. If you would like to speak to our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator about your child please contact Mrs Lianne McGagh.

We have prepared a document called the SEND Information Report (formally called the Local Offer) which will give you a lot of information about what you should do if you feel your child has any form of special needs.

Pleae click here for SEND Policies and the SEND Information Report

Information about the changes to SEND made in September 2014 can be found here.

School Handbook

The school handbook gives parents important information about the school day. To review this, click on this link to go to the home page, scroll down to find useful information and choose then school handbook drop down.



Keeping children safe in school is a key priority at Market Rasen Church of England Primary School. 

Staff receive training in the following areas to ensure the safety of all children:

  • First Aid
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • E Safety
  • Positive Handling (Team Teach)
  • Prevent  (Extremism)
  • Specific Medical Conditions (Epi Pen/Asthma)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Domestic Violence

Some staff receive enhanced training in areas such as

  • Self Harm and Suicide
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Health and Safety 
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Early Help Process
  • Food Hygiene

The designated safeguarding lead is Mr Andrew Smith. 

The deputy designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Nichola Allerston.

The number for Lincolnshire Children's Services is 01555 782111

The number for Lincolnshire County Council Whistleblowing 0800 0853716


We are an Operation Encompass school. If police attend a domestic abuse situation they will inform the school so we can support the child the next day.


Young Carers

A Young Carer is a child who is under 18 who are caring unpaid for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. This could be a sibling who may have additional needs. They often take on practical and or emotional caring responsibilities that might normally be expected of an adult.

We identify and support Young Carers in our school by giving them a named Key Worker they can speak to. Our Young Carers lead and Key Worker is Mrs Danielle Callis.  We offer a range of support for our Young Carers and their families including:

  • A weekly club for Young Carers
  • Access for our Young Carer Key Worker for help and support
  • Access to our Parent Support Advisor
  • An additional education vist at the end fo the school year to reward tehm for all of the care they give

If you think your chld is a Young Carer please contact our Heateacher or Young Carer lead so we can dicusss fully to support we can offer.

More information regarding Young Carers in Lincolnshire can be found here.



We have a number of policies in school that are periodically reviewed by the Governing Body. Some of the most important school policies are below for you to download. If there is a policy you would like that is not listed here then please ask at the school office. Paper copies of all policies are availiable upon request free of charge.


Our Address

Market Rasen C of E Primary School
Mill Road
Market Rasen
T: (01673) 842395

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