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School Lunches

Parents have the option of providing a packed lunch for their child or a school lunch can be purchased, by booking in advance, please see below for further information.  Crisps are discouraged in packed lunches except on Fridays and children are not expected to have chocolate bars, fizzy, fruit juice/squash or energy drinks, only water is permitted.

Parents may be eligible to apply for free school lunches for their child and we will be pleased to advise, in the strictest confidence, anybody requiring help.

For those children bringing a packed lunch from home we need to ensure satisfactory storage of the meal until lunchtime. The packed lunch should be in a clearly labelled lunch box and not in a carrier bag!

'HCL' are the catering company that supply our school meals. HCL is an established company who offer a healthy and exciting range of meals at a cost of £2.35 per day, per child. Please download 'Welcome Letter from HCL' for further information. 

Please click on HCL's booking portal, 'School Grid': for all ordering.

Your child will be registered by us with HCL and you will receive an email containing a 're-set password' link. This link is valid for 24 hours. You will then be able to view the menus and choose with your child/children a nutritious lunch.

The School Grid website is PC/Tablet and smartphone friendly so you can order your child/children’s meals from anywhere.

If your child has specific allergies, please inform 'HCL' as soon as possible, using the following link 

There is also a Frequently Asked Questions page for your information available at 

Please download the 'School Grid Parent Leaflet' for all account and booking information.

For any further booking information or queries, please telephone School Grid direct on 01506 300 310.

If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, please download the Free School Meals application form and return to the School Office.



Files to Download

Hillside Junior School, Northwood Way, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1RX