School meal calendar

We operate a 3 week rotational menu in all our schools.

Following a school term holiday we always restart on week 1.

Each school manages their own teacher training days. Please contact your school for this information.

All children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals, but you must complete an application form to register. If you do not complete a free meal application form you will have to pay for meals from Year 3.

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Primary, first and special school meals

Middle school meals

Schools have chosen either a hot or cold single choice menu that can be served in the classroom or the dining room or a combination of both to maintain pupil bubbles.
Your child will be provided with an individually packaged lunch that has been prepared with minimal handling.
This offer will include a provision for all children requiring a medically prescribed diet.
Please contact your school for a copy of the menu.

High school meals

Schools have chosen a combination of a hot or cold offer for students to choose from, in order to maintain student bubbles.
The following schools are using ParentPay our new cashless system in order to stop cash handling.

Churchill College / Marden High / Longbenton High / Norham High / Monkseaton High / Whitley Bay High / John Spence

Please see Paying for School Meals section for more details.

All parents need to set up a Parentpay account with an activation letter.  If you have not recieved these details please email: with your child's name, class and school.


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Food allergies & medically prescribed diets

Your child's required diet needn't prevent them from enjoying a healthy and tasty school lunch with their friends.


  • can provide tailored school lunches for children with particular dietary requirements or medically prescribed diets
  • currently produce over 300 special diets each day
  • work closely with dietitians and parents to meet children's specific needs, including gluten, milk, egg and legume free meals

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