Rushcombe First School

Midday Lunch Break

There is a 55 minutes break between morning and afternoon sessions. This break provides an opportunity for the children to have their lunch and to play with their friends. The vast majority of children stay at school during this time. There is a range of activities that the children can take part in during the break if they wish to.

Parents can help school in the following ways:


Universal Infant Free School Meals

In September 2014, the government introduced free school meals for all children in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2.  A cold packed lunch is currently provided for the children using the Dorset County Council catering contractor, Chartwells.  The lunch is a healthy, balanced and nutritious meal and meets the new national food standards.   

If you have a child in Year 3 or 4, you may purchase a packed lunch.  Please contact the school office for further information.

Your child will need to bring a lunch box into school to transfer their packed lunch.  A bottle containing water, may also be brought into school.  If you have any queries, please contact the school office.

For those families that are entitled to a free school meal due to income it is important that your child is registered or continues to be registered for the free school meal.  Your child will continue to receive a cold packed lunch.  If you are not already registered and would like to find out if you are eligible, please visit the online eligibility checker at  This online form only takes a few moments to complete and will give you an immediate response.  We would encourage you to do this as the school also receives much needed additional funding for each child that is registered.


Playtime Snacks

As part of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, all children in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a free fruit or vegetable snack.  Children in Years 3 and 4 may bring in a fruit or vegetable snack for playtime.


Rushcombe First School, Hanham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3PX
Tel: 01202 695722 • Fax: 01202 657890
Headteacher: Mrs Caroline Mahon
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