School Meals

Our school meals are provided by Caerphilly County Borough Council's Catering Service.

They put a great deal of time, effort and resources into creating healthy menus and promoting the healthy choices to pupils.  

Many parents and teachers asked them to provide the nutritional content of the meals served and this is what they have included..

We also have menus for a range of medical diets and you can download these from the My School Lunch website and print out at home.  This includes egg free, gluten free, milk free and nut free.

The cost of school meals has increased to £2.10 from 1st April 2019. The weekly cost is now £10.50.  Please could all dinners be paid for on a Monday.

Primary Schools Menu

Please go to the My School Lunch website to view week by week menus of the food served at Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary School.

Free School Meals - who can claim?

If you live in Caerphilly and receive any of the following, you can claim free school meals for your school-aged child.

  • Income support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and their annual income does not exceed £16,190. (HM Revenue and Customs are responsible for assessing the level of annual income.)
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.Universal Credit

Go to the Caerphilly County Borough Council website to apply for free school meals.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is open from 7:50am – 8:20am. 

Pupils should be brought to the main school reception for Breakfast Club where they will be met by a member of Breakfast Club. 

Pupils who arrive after 8:20am will not be able to have a breakfast. 

If you would like your child to be enrolled in Breakfast Club, please collect a form from the main school reception.

Nut Allergies

We have a number of pupils throughout our school with severe nut allergies. For these pupils even the smallest trace of nuts can be life threatening.  We therefore aim to keep our school a nut free zone. We ask all parents to imagine how they would feel if it was their child who had a severe nut allergy.  Please do not send any food containing traces of nuts into school.  We are very grateful for your co-operation.

Fruit Snacks

We promote healthy eating at Rhiw Syr Dafydd and strongly encourage the eating of fruit as a playtime snack.

Junior children can bring money to school and purchase fruit daily from our fruit trolley at a cost of 20p per day.

Infant and Nursery children pay fruit money at the start of the week and are given their fruit by a member of staff, usually at the same time as they have their milk drink.  The cost is £1 per week per child.  Fruit money should be sent to school each Monday in an envelope marked ‘Fruit Money for (note date)’ together with the child’s name and class written on it.

We have a good selection of fresh fruit regularly delivered to school including apples, bananas, plums, grapes, satsumas and tangerines.


We recognise the health benefits of staying hydrated.  We have many water fountains within school that the children can access.  In the Nursery and Infants each child has a cup in class that they can use to get a drink.  In the Juniors, children need to bring a water bottle (clearly marked with their name) to school that they can use to take a drink.

Children in Nursery and the Infants receive a school milk drink every day.  There is no charge for school milk