Let's Dine Catering Service
School Meals are provided by Telford & Wrekin Council, Let's Dine Catering service.
The Let’s Dine team are committed to working in partnership with schools to provide a healthy and nutritionally balanced meal in an enjoyable lunch time experience.
They ensure our menu is in line with Government food standards, working closely with us to design a menu to suit our needs. Pupils are often involved in helping to create the menu, giving them a greater choice of what appears on the menu.
Our school menu provides a choice of two main courses, one being a vegetarian option, a choice of carbohydrates, two vegetables, a fresh salad bar, bread and a choice of desert, including fresh fruit, yogurt, cheese and biscuits.
The school has the Telford and Wrekin Councils Healthier Catering Commitment award. This is awarded to Catering premises for their kitchen hygiene, menu, cooking methods (oven baked foods rather than fried foods.)
The Food we Use
Our food is prepared in the kitchen daily and we use fresh ingredients were possible. Our meat is sourced from the United Kingdom as local to Shropshire as possible. We use award winning sausages produced for schools to ensure they are compliant with school nutritional food standards and are made in Welshpool.
Our Fruit and Vegetable are supplied from Shrewsbury using local produce were possible.
We only use Free Range Eggs which are laid in Clun for which we have the good egg award.
We only use fish which is sustainable and is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Cultural and Dietary Menu Requirements
We work closely with parents/carers to provide a special or cultural dietary requirement menu. This can include meeting with parents/carers to agree the menu to ensure your child’s needs are met.
Payment for School Meals
Payment for school meals (Children in 30 Hours Nursery Sessions and in Yr 3 to Yr 6) can be made through your ParentPay accounts. See the ParentPay page under the Parents & Carers menu.
Free School Meals
Free School Meals are available at schools maintained by the council within Telford and Wrekin for children whose parent(s) satisfy certain criteria in respect of their income or benefits.
Your child, or children, may qualify for Free School Meals if you meet the following criteria:
You or your partner have a child for whom you receive Child Benefit and who is attending a school or college in Telford and Wrekin and you get any of the following:
Each school receives a weekly register showing the names of all children who are entitled to Free School Meals.
Should your circumstances change, for example you start work, increase your working hours to more than 16 a week, or cease being entitled to Income Support or Job Seeker's Allowance, you must notify us immediately.
Each school has the right to ask you to repay the value of any school meals that your child has been given for free, if they were not entitled to those meals.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the current phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.
Universal Infant Free School Meals
Come Dine with us for FREE with Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 get a healthy nutritious lunch at no cost to you.
Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) is a government initiative aimed at improving academic attainment for infant children and to help families save money.
Since September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England have been eligible for a filling nutritious cooked school lunch at no cost to the parent.
This includes infant pupils in maintained infant and primary schools, free schools, academies, and schools for pupils with special educational needs and pupil referral units. No proof of eligibility is required, it just needs a child to be in once of the relevant three years and their school will arrange for them to have lunch at no cost to the parent.
Each child gets a healthy nutritious cooked lunch which includes a main course and pudding, water is always available in the school dining room.
You will be given the school menu which shows the meals that are being prepared on a three week rotation. The menus always reflect the seasons with different vegetables and fruit on offer. All our schools aim to cater for those on special diets because of medical, cultural or religious reasons. View examples of school menus.
Good food provision in schools has been shown to lead not only to healthier children, but to improved attainment. The plan was brought in to help create a generation of children who enjoy food that makes them healthier, more successful and most importantly happier.
For more information view our UIFSM information flyer.