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

This offer will include a provision for all children requiring a medically prescribed diet.

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.

This offer will include a provision for all children requiring a medically prescribed diet.

High school meals

Catering Services have been working on a new 3 week menu and offer ready for September.

From September 2021, our new high school offer will include:

  • Freshly prepared daily chef’s choice meal with a choice of fresh fruit or yoghurt.
  • Meat-free Monday will offer students the chance to try some new plant- based dishes
  • Deli sandwich bar offering sandwiches and salad boxes made to order
  • Pasta station with a range of pasta sauces
  • A range of homemade biscuits and cakes
  • Fresh fruit pots and a range of cold drinks
  • A range of "non plastic" drinks

The school meal price remains unchanged at £2.25.

The following schools use ParentPay to pay for school meals.  Alternatively, students can use contactless payment at the tills.

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 should set up a Parentpay account with an activation letter.  If you have not recieved these details please email: with your child's name 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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