School Meals and Parent Pay

At Forest we have adopted a cashless system that offers a safe and efficient payment method for pupils and parents.


We use a service called ParentPay to operate our cashless system. ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments online using a credit or debit card wherever and whenever you like, safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.

Every parent is given a secure online account that is protected with a unique user ID and password. ParentPay is easy to use by following these simple guidelines.


Catering Service

We operate the cashless system in our school canteen enabeling us to deliver a fast, safe and efficient service for pupils and parents.  Pupils are registered on the system and use an image of their finger (biometric information) to make payment for their purchases.

School Menu

To see the current menu which works on a 3 week cycle

Click here for week 1

Click here for week 2

Click here for week 3

Please note this new menu offers a wider choice of dishes but not all dishes will be produced each day.  (Nut Allergies - nuts will not be served at the school in canteen meals). Price List

Free School Meals

Free school meals are available at The Forest School.  Families are eligible if they are in receipt of Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Pension Credit or Child Tax Credit only with an assessed income below £16,190.  If you would like to apply for free school meals please complete the Application Form in CAPITAL LETTERS and return it to the address on the form.

Further information can also be found on the West Sussex website - Please click here.

Government Schools Allergens DocumentsFood Allergy Request Form

Leavers Balances

Leavers balances above £5 will be refunded or transferred to sibling at parents request. Please contact the school office for more details or if you have any queries.

School Trips and other items
Parents can also use our ParentPay to make payments for school trips, books, equipment and various other items.  If you wish to order uniform online please click here.