Hot school lunches at Warren Mead Schools are provided by Chartwells, an independent catering company. Chartwells specialise in education catering, providing meals to schools across the UK, promoting a healthy lifestyle and providing tasty meals that children enjoy.
All meals are freshly prepared daily by a dedicated team using fresh ingredients. All menus meet and exceed all national nutritional standards, providing children with the nutrients and energy to get them through their busy day.
There is a wide selection of choice to suit everybody's taste. The menu operates on a 3 weekly cycle which includes four options each day:
As part of government policy, all children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 will be provided with a free school meal. If you would prefer for your child to bring in a packed lunch from home, please inform the school office. The price of a school meal is £2.35 for children in Nursery and Years 3 to 6. Please note that school meals must be paid for in advance.
If parents are in receipt of government benefits, then their children may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child does not wish to take school meals, this information will benefit the school as it may enable us to support your child in other ways. Please contact the school office, all discussions will be treated confidentially.
Children must take their preference ie school meal or packed lunch for a whole week and cannot change during this time. If children wish to change their arrangements at the beginning of each week, please notify the office by email.
The email must be to the school office by 12pm on the Thursday before the week they wish to change (please note we are unable to process forms during school holidays) and also include details of any dietary requirements if opting for school meals.
If your child will be bringing in a packed lunch, we ask that you support us in encouraging healthy eating habits and do not include fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate bars and no glass bottles. Please remember that we endeavour to be a nut free/seed free school in order to ensure the safety of children with nut and seed allergies. Please check packaging for ingredients and do not send nuts/seeds or food containing nuts/seeds to school, for example pesto, nutty/seeded cereal bars, hummus, seeded rolls/bread, peanut butter or chocolate spread.
Orders are made via your ParentPay account. Your school meals option in your ParentPay account must be in credit for an order to be processed. If the funds are not available, the order will be cancelled. The cost of a meal is £2.35 per day.
For information about Chartwells - please visit their website -