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School Dinners

Reception and KS1

All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM).  We encourage all children to have a school meal as they are nutritionally balanced and we use locally sourced ingredients.  Your child will have a choice of the following meals from the Eating Palace menu each day:

  • Main meal option (Meat or Vegetarian)

  • Picnic Lunch Bag


The Picnic Lunch Bag at the Ashton site will contain the following:

Monday - Cheese and Cucumber Roll

Tuesday - Ham and Tomato Roll

Wednesday - Chicken Salad Roll

Thursday - Tuna and Cucumber Roll

Friday - Cheese and Ham Roll



The cost of a school dinner for Key Stage 2 children will remain at £2.40 per meal.  If you think that you may be entitled to free school meals, please speak to the school office.  You are also able to have a Jacket Potato meal at the Class Café.  Please pay for your child's school dinners online using the Parentpay system .


If your child has a food allergy, intolerance or any special dietary requirements, please speak to our Catering Manager, Nancy Dearnley.  She will discuss your child’s dietary needs with you and if necessary design a personalised menu for your child.  The school has a strict no nut policy and nuts are not used in any food prepared by our catering team.  We ask that children who bring a packed lunch do not have nuts due to the risk to the children at the school with a nut allergy.


Any comments or suggestions regarding our school dinners are welcome. 


We look forward to seeing your child at The Eating Palace or the Class Café!


Nancy Dearnley