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School Meals

School Meals

Our philosophy

At Coleham Primary School we believe that the school meal is one of the most important parts of the day and we go to great lengths to ensure we have the best catering service available.

We know that what children eat plays an important part in their wellbeing and a positive relationship with food and healthy eating will set them on the right track for later life.  Lunch times are also a key time for children to interact socially together.  

We want our children to have a real dining experience - similar to that at home or when out at a café or restaurant.  We don’t operate a pre-order system as we believe it is important for the child to feel empowered to exercise their independence and make informed choices over what they would like to eat at lunchtime. 

From April 2018 our school meals are provided by Catering Academy. Its kitchen team work closely with school staff and pupils to ensure a whole school approach to the food, activities and health education that is delivered.


Each day children can choose from a hot main meal, hot vegetarian meal or hot snack - such a jacket potato with topping or a wrap - or a healthy packed lunch. The wheelbarrow salad bar offers fresh bread and a varied choice of salads daily and there is a dessert station for puddings.  Milk and water are both available.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children receive a free meal as do those children who qualify for Free School Meals.  If you are unsure whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals please click on the link below, which will take you to Shropshire Council’s website for further information.


The price of a school meal is £2.20.  Meals must be paid in advance via ParentPay. A link to their website is provided at the bottom of this page.

We understand that some parents and children can feel anxious or worried about lunchtimes so we will all work closely together to resolve this.  Catering Academy’s nutritionist is able to provide advice and support to anyone that requires it. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

If you have any feedback, comments or questions then please email the Catering Academy at CColehamPrimary@servest.co.uk

Alternatively, you can contact the School's Business Manager, Tracy Othen at othen.t@colehamprimary.co.uk  

Lunch Menu 2017-18

Click on the image below to view/ download our current menu:

Menu One will operate weeks commencing 16th April and 7th May; Menu Two will operate weeks commencing 23rd April and 14th May and Menu Three will operate weeks commencing 30th April and 21st May. A revised menu will begin after the half term break. 

You can pay for your child's school lunches with ParentPay.  Clicking on the image below will navigate you to the ParentPay Home page.