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When it comes to school meals our standards are high and our award-winning service serves up quality, nutritious food.

Coronavirus update

School food is continuing to operate during the coronavirus pandemic. We're responding to requests directly from schools/academies to fulfil the provision of hot or cold meals – on site or offsite (for free school meal pupils at home).

If you have questions about your entitlement to free school meals or the schools/academies provision for your child’s lunch, please get in touch with the school/academy.

Assortment of vegetables

Healthy meals

We encourage healthy eating in schools, academies and colleges by offering a variety of nutritious foods. All our meals include carbohydrates, proteins and vegetables, the crucial elements of a nutritionally balanced diet – and children are taught the importance of each to a balanced diet, so they can make the right choices.

Genetically modified food

It's our policy that schools and colleges we work with do not knowingly purchase, prepare or sell food that may contain genetically modified soya or maize.

It has also been agreed with suppliers that they will not provide any food containing genetically modified ingredients.

This policy will be regularly reviewed to take into account current research, current legislation and customer needs.

Menus and allergen information

Increased staff absence and challenges recruiting to the hospitality sector are now impacting the school food service.

To keep things running effectively, a temporary simplified menu has been introduced, effective from Monday 17 January. 

The current menus can be found at the bottom of the page. The majority of schools will be serving one of these menus, however there may be some variations or alternatives to cater for a schools individual needs.

The price of primary school meals is £2.35, and for secondary school meals the price is £2.55.

Allergy policy

In order to ensure that all special diets are dealt with appropriately, we work with a dietician from the local health trust to compile a Special Diet Referral policy.

Their referral process encourages communication between parents and cooks to create a personalised menu for the child. This will remain as close to the standard menu as possible to avoid children on special diets feeling alienated.

Free School Meals

Pupils may be entitled to Free School Meals. For more information on who can get Free School Meals and how to apply see: Claiming Free School Meals and application

Apply for a special diet

Child - Medical diet request form   Opens new windo

Child - Meat, fish, egg-free or vegan diet request form   Opens new window

Disclaimer form - for children who will self-manage their special dietary requirements   Opens new window

See information about free school lunches.

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