Scroll to content
Archbishop Cranmer CE Primary School home page

Archbishop Cranmer C of E Academy

Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10:10


School Meals

 We  provide even a choice of nutritionally balanced hot meals, with  meat and vegetarian options for all and  home-made dishes.  Our  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.


Meal choices  There are 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.


How to order   There is a rolling three-week menu cycle.School meals must be booked and paid for in advance via 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. 

Foundation, Year 1 & Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals; therefore, no money is payable.


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,  please cut them length ways. This helps towards choking prevention.

Remember: we are a nut-free school, so do check that no lunchbox items contain nuts. 


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.


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). There is no charge for this.

If you would like to order a fruit snack from school for a child in KS2  please contact the office.

Children in KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) may bring a healthy snack to eat at break time, e.g. a plain cracker, piece of cheese, bread sticks etc. 

Please do not send any snacks in that contain nuts.

Nut Free School

We aim to be a  Nut-Free school and to protect children who have allergies to nuts yet also help them, as they grow up, to take responsibility as to what foods they can eat and to be aware of where they may be put at risk. We do not allow nuts or nut products in school lunch boxes.

As a Nut-Free school,  the following items should not be brought into school:

  •  Packs of nuts
  •  Peanut butter or Nutella sandwiches
  •  Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts
  • Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts
  • Sesame seed rolls (children allergic to nuts may also have a severe reaction to sesame)
  • Cakes made with nuts
  •  Any home cooked meals for packed lunches that are made from nuts


We do not  use nuts in any of our food prepared on site at our school. Our suppliers provide us with nut-free products. However, we cannot guarantee freedom from nut traces. 


What types of food are nuts?
Almonds (badam)
Cashew nuts (kaju)
Pistachio (pista)
Brazil nuts
Nut oils

Parents and carers must notify staff if their child has any known or suspected allergy to nuts and provide all medical and necessary information.


Homemade snacks or party food contributions must have a label detailing all ingredients present and the kitchen environment where the food was prepared must be nut free. If you are unsure about a selection, please speak to a staff member before bringing the food item into school.
The school requests that parents and carers observe the nut-free policy and therefore do not include nuts, or any traces of nuts, in packed lunches.

All children are regularly reminded about the good hygiene practice of washing hands before and after eating which helps to reduce the risk of secondary contamination. Likewise, children are reminded and carefully supervised to minimise the act of food sharing with their friends.