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School Meals

Passionate About Food...  

to deliver a best value quality service

P & A are passionate about food. Since our formation in 1998 we have developed a reputation for great food and a first class service.

We only use the best ingredients from suppliers who treasure their ingredients as much as our chefs do. We support fair purchasing and always buy local produce whenever possible.

Our food passion is shared by everyone in our company. A desire to deliver innovative food and service solutions to the highest standard is the driving force behind everything we do.

We're proud of our talented catering staff and their attention to detail. Driven to deliver excellence, everyone at P & A is committed to providing the best possible service, to every customer, on every occasion.

On offer to your children

A bespoke menu providing four meal choices including main meal, vegetarian, fresh pasta and a full range of salads from our salad bar. Our menus are exciting and comply with all government guidelines.


Dinners are £2.48 per day for each child which is £12.40 per week, payable through 'Parentpay'. 


Please click for Autumn menu

Free School Meals

Qualifying for free school meals

To qualify for free school meals you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (£616.67 per month);
  • Income Support;
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit;
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC); or
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

Please note that contributions-based benefits, including contribution-related Jobseekers' Allowance do not entitle you to claim free school meals.

Please click here for application form

Applications are usually processed within five working days. You will be notified in writing, either by post or email, if your child is entitled and we will also let the school know. You should continue to pay until confirmation comes through. Schools may be able to arrange reimbursement of payment made while your entitlement is being confirmed.

Free school meals claims cannot be backdated. They are awarded from the date we receive the application, once eligibility is confirmed. This is because there is a legal requirement for a request to be made, before a free school meal can be provided.

If you are not entitled to free school meals, you will be notified in writing.


Universal free school meals for Reception & KS1

If your child is in reception, year one or year two they are automatically entitled to a free school meal. Parents who are on benefits and meet the above criteria are still encouraged to apply for funding known as pupil premium funding. This benefits the school and helps increase your child's attainment. During the current roll out of Universal Credit if your child is approved for free school meals they will gain 'transitional protection' until at least March 2022.

Please click here for application form

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