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School Meals

At Mead Road Infants' School  we value healthy eating and encourage our children to make informed choices about what they eat.

Our caterers 'Chartwells'  are passionate about providing nutritional, tasty food of high quality and all our meals are prepared in our kitchen using fresh ingredients.  Chartwells philosophy of Eat, Learn, Live helps us to educate young people about how to lead a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.



Menus are based on seasonal fresh foods offering a choice of hot, homemade dishes, one of which is always vegetarian.

The menus run in line with the seasons on a three week cycle. They also offer regular promotional days, and themed events in line with school curriculum and to keep our children excited about food.



ALLERGY INFORMATION: If your child has an allergy or intolerance, please ask a member of the catering team for information. If your child has a school lunch and has a food allergy or intolerance, you will be asked to complete a form to ensure we have the necessary information to cater for your child, this can be downloaded here  

We use a large variety of ingredients in the preparation of our meals and due to the nature of our kitchens it is not possible to completely remove the risk of cross-contamination

For more information on Medical Diets / Allergy information, please click here


Lunchtime is an important part of our children's social development and a good opportunity to practice their social skills. We encourage our children to be independent; each child collects a tray and lines up at the server to choose from the daily options. Jugs of water are available on each table.

Our Midday Supervisors are:

Robins - Miss Barker

Owls - Miss Castleton

Toucans - Mrs Ellis

Universal Free School Meals for Infant Pupils.”

We fully support the government initiative of Universal Infant Free School Meals and have a very high uptake for school lunches.

Application for Free School Meals


Packed Lunch

Children may alternatively bring a packed lunch which should be in a suitable container. In the interest of safety we do not allow cans, glass bottles or ‘glass type’ vacuum flasks.

The school operates a ‘no nut’ policy. Please ensure that you do not give your child a packed lunch that contain nuts, particularly peanuts, in any form. e.g. peanut butter.

If you're still stuck for inspiration, read our lunchbox tips for other ideas and ways to make sure your child is getting tasty, varied lunches that are good for them too!