School Meals

The government has set out strict guidelines that all councils must now follow when preparing food for children. Leicester City Council follows these guidelines strictly and by doing so provides city children with a healthy tasty meal each school day.  Every maintained school in Leicester provides a free school meal for pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2. This follows a recommendation in the school food plan which aims to increase the number of children reaching good food in schools which will have a positive impact on children.  A two course school meal currently costs just £1.75 for a primary pupil (year 3 to 6)  and £2.05 for a secondary pupil (year 7 upwards).

Our 4 week primary menu has an excellent variety of traditional favourites and new dishes. This is available to view on the left hand menu. While we have some of the more favourite dishes like curry and pizza we are also looking to introduce some new dishes for pupils to try, these include spicy pork, short crust topped chicken pie, Quorn fillet with stuffing and cheese & onion slice. A healthy and tasty vegetarian option is available at each city school on a daily basis.

City Catering do not knowingly use any nut products or products derived from nuts in our kitchens. However we cannot guarantee that our food is free from nut products. If your child does suffer from a nut allergy please inform the school immediately.

The menus comply with the school food standards 2015 and contain allergen information. If your child is allergic to eggs/wheat/dairy products they can still stay for a school dinner.  We would ask that you or your child’s dietician contact City Catering with your child’s medical referral – click here to download a Parent Information letter and Medical Diet Request Form.  We can then arrange for an appropriate menu for your child.  If your child has an allergy but you do not require your child to receive a special diet menu, please complete a Disclaimer Form – click here to download the form.  For more information contact City Catering on 0116 454 5067.

City Catering have adapted some of their recipes for you to try at home. Please see selection below, try some and enjoy.

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Something healthy
Something sweet