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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

School Meals

School Meals


We are delighted to let you know about some exciting changes we have made to our school meal menus.  We are now able to provide even more choice of nutritionally balanced hot meals, with  meat and vegetarian options for all and an introduction of more home-made dishes.  Our new menu also includes a fresh salad bar and a fresh fruit option daily. It works on a three week rota, offering students ample choice whilst continuing to give children the opportunity to select their firm favourites.


In order to allow the dinner staff to return to this full lunch service and offer a wider variety of meal choices for your child, school meals will need to be booked and paid for in advance via Parent Pay, with immediate effect. Foundation, Year 1 & Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals; therefore, no money is payable.


Meal choices – There are now four main meal options and three dessert options available to your child each day. Please take the time to sit with your child and encourage them to make their own choices and maybe try some of the new dishes available. For each day, you will need to choose one main course and one dessert. Children will also be offered the salad bar daily.


When will I be able to start ordering via Parent Pay? The new system will go live on 1st April 2021.


How to order school meals for your child?  As before there is a rolling three-week menu cycle.  Meals can be booked through your normal Parent Pay account. If you do not have access to Parent Pay, please contact the school office so that log in details can be issued. 

Eatwell Plate


The chart below shows the recommendation for a healthy school meal.


School Menu


Please see below our latest menu.



Pre School Children - £1.90 per day

4+ Children - £2.40 per day

KS1 (Foundation, Years 1 and 2) - No charge. All children in KS1 are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals

KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) - £2.40 per day

Packed Lunches


If your child prefers a packed lunch, we encourage a healthy balanced lunch box. Please see the image below of an example packed lunch. Government guidelines also recommend a healthy balanced meal.


















If you are sending grapes in as part of your child's packed lunch, could we please ask that all grapes are cut length ways. This helps towards choking prevention.


All children will be asked to bring home any uneaten lunch, so that you are able to see what your child has eaten during the day.

Milk (KS1)


All children in Year F under the age of 5 are entitled to FREE milk. Children in Years 1 and 2 are entitled to milk at a subsidised price of around £14.00 per term.


If you would like your child to receive milk, please go on line and register your child for school milk at

Mid Morning Snack


Fruit is provided as a mid morning snack for all children in KS1 (Years F, 1 and 2). Please note that there is no charge for this service.


Children in KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) are welcome to bring a healthy snack to eat at break time, e.g. a piece of fruit or cereal bar. Please do not send any snacks in that contain nuts.

Nut Free School


Please note that Archbishop Cranmer C of E Academy is a nut free school and we therefore request parents and carers do not send their child into school with nuts or nut products as snacks or in packed lunches.