Where to find the current menu, analysis charts for the seasonal menus, energy provided by school lunches and what happens with lunches for pupils that have been excluded.
The school menu for both primary and secondary schools is available to view on the page below and as a downloadable PDF further down the page:
Menu one covers weeks commencing:
Served with creamed potato, carrots and broccoli
Served with potato wedges, baked beans and sweetcorn
Menu two covers weeks commencing:
Menu three covers weeks commencing:
Please note: Individual schools may offer an alternative choice to the meal options shown. Please contact your school for details.
Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please contact your school for details.
It may be necessary to change the menu without prior notice.
* Denotes dishes made in the kitchen
The menus can be downloaded as PDFs below:
Primary school lunch menu - Spring/Summer 2017 (pdf 1mb opens in new window)
Secondary school lunch menu Spring term 2017 (word 74kb opens in new window)
Please note: a number of secondary schools produce their own menus so the above document is for guidance only. Check the individual secondary school websites for choices on offer.
The obligation to provide pupils with school food only relates to pupils registered at a school maintained by the local authority. If a pupil had been excluded from school and is not registered at any other school maintained by the authority, (for example if they are instead attending a college) the local authority is not required to provide the pupil with lunch.
If a pupil has been excluded from school, and is attending a college, but is still registered at the school, then the local authority would have to provide the pupil with lunch if the pupil (or somebody acting on their behalf) requested a school lunch and they were eligible for free lunches, or it would not be unreasonable for the authority to provide the lunch. Where lunches are provided to pupils, they are required to comply with the school food standards.
Your school may operate a packed lunch policy so please check with them in the first instance.
If they have a policy this will set out the sorts of foods that the school encourages children to have in their lunch boxes and the sorts of foods that aren’t allowed.
Policies often ban foods like sweets, chocolate bars, crisps and sugary drinks and encourage children to have at least one portion of fruit or vegetables and to drink water.
Please support your school’s policy if they have one. They’re there to help improve children’s diet and give them a consistent message because the school canteen won’t sell confectionary or salty snacks like crisps.
You can find further help and guidance on the Children's food trust website:
Children's food trust - packed lunches (external website)