School meal menus

Information on school meals and menus for our schools

Reasons for choosing a school meal

Menus that pupils like

To make sure your child enjoys our meals, we develop our menus in consultation with pupils, schools and parents. Our school meals meet all nutritional standards and guidelines, including Food for Life and the School Food Plan.

Fresh, tasty and healthy

Dishes are expertly prepared each day on the premises, using fresh, local, organic ingredients:

  • we use only free range eggs
  • our meat is farm assured (meaning it is sourced from farms with high standards of animal welfare)
  • our fish responsibly caught from sustainable sources

Good food for all

We cater for all medically diagnosed special dietary conditions and aim to provide for a variety of cultural and religious requirements. In the first instance, speak to your school for assistance.

Outstanding value

  • £2.10 for primary pupils
  • £2.30 for secondary pupils

Meals for free

Many pupils are entitled to free school meals – including all infants (reception, year one and year two). This can save you hundreds of pounds and help boost funds for your school.

No more cash handling

Our school meal payment system is cashless, removing the need to carry cash around, improving personal security. Our cashless system also allows you to:

  • check your child’s account balance
  • top-up
  • see what your child has chosen to eat each day

Contact your child’s school for more information or assistance.

Confidentiality assured

With our cashless payment system no one can tell whether your child’s meal has been paid for by you or provided for free.

Dining room experience

Sitting down to a school meal with friends helps develop good table manners and social skills support – essential attributes for later life

Making life easier for you

Avoid the early morning starts and expense of preparing packed lunches. You know that your child will benefit from a school lunch is delicious, healthy and nutritionally balanced.

Primary school menus

Our Primary school menu offers a daily menu of:

  • a choice of meat or vegetarian main course with vegetables
  • Halal options
  • a filled roll cold option (not available at all schools)
  • filled baked potatoes
  • delicious, healthy desserts

Primary school meals cost just £2.10 per day.

Secondary school menus

Our Secondary school menus aim to bring the high street restaurant experience into the school dining environment. The secondary school menu includes a greater range of satisfying grab and go choices including:

  • chicken
  • pasta
  • noodles
  • filled jacket potatoes
  • choice of hot and cold filled breads
  • desserts and drinks

The perfect hunger cure for busy students on the move.

Secondary meals cost just £2.30.

Allergen information

It is a requirement for food businesses to provide information about 14 allergenic ingredients – identified by the Food Standards Agency – used in foods sold, or provided, by them.

The 14 allergenic ingredients are:

  • celery
  • cereals containing gluten
  • crustaceans
  • eggs
  • fish
  • lupin
  • milk
  • molluscs
  • soya
  • mustard
  • nuts
  • peanuts
  • sesame oil
  • sulphur dioxide

As a responsible school meal provider, our catering service ensures that it meets these legal requirements in a number of ways.

We secure data relating to the allergen content of ‘bought-in’ product, i.e. ingredients and pre-prepared foods, from our food suppliers. We also use a web-based nutritional analysis system which provides accurate data about the nutritional and allergen content of complete dishes.

These data sources mean that we have very accurate information about the allergen content of our dishes. Any special dietary requirement information supplied parents, is recorded onto our cashless system and displayed on our till screen whenever the child pay for their meal. This helps to ensure that the child is served only dishes they are allowed at all times.

The allergen content of our food is also incorporated into the recipe books used by our kitchen staff. Contact the school if you have any queries about the nutritional or allergen content of our dishes.