Primary School Meals

Providing over 20,000 primary school meals every day in East Anglia, our food ethos is, and has always been, for high-quality, local ingredients freshly prepared by happy and well-trained catering teams.

Primary School Menus

Research by Children’s Food Trust has shown that if children eat better, they perform better in school. Our meals are created using local and seasonal produce, wherever possible. We have our own Menu Development Team to ensure we fully comply with school food standards and we work closely with student councils to ensure our menus appeal to children. Having made a pledge to involve children in the development of our Primary School Menus, we were awarded the ‘Understood’ award at the 2023 Flourish Norfolk Awards!

It’s not just about the food on the plate, we believe we are helping create positive memories for children and we work in partnership with schools to provide hands-on learning and fun through food.



Our Food

We truly believe that school meals offer a pathway for children to try new foods and tastes with their friends. Our menu is a three-week menu and offers two delicious hot main meal options every day – one of which is always vegetarian – and a packed lunch option as well. Every Monday is ‘meat free’ and plant-based menus are available in all of our schools. Every Wednesday is ‘Roast Day’ and Friday’s are the one day a week we serve chips!

We are also a bronze food for life provider, which means:

  • At least 75% of the food we offer is prepared from scratch
  • All the meat we serve is Red Tractor assured
  • The fruit and vegetables we serve are seasonal and locally grown, wherever possible
  • Our food is free from GM ingredients, trans fats and undesirable additives

Our pizza dough, breads and pastries all contain wholemeal flour to help support a balanced diet for your child/children. At least two desserts a week contain at least 50% fruit. Over the last few years, we have reduced the sugar content in our recipes by over 25% – helping us lead the way for sensible sugar reduction.

It is important for us to feed all children tasty and nutritious school lunches as safely as possible. We have an allergen aware menu which is free of most of the top 14 legal allergens. We also have an allergen matrix for our standard lunch menu. See our frequently asked questions for special diets here. If your child has an allergy, intolerance or medical condition please complete our special diet registration form.

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