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St Mary and St John C.E.V.A. Primary School

North Luffenham, Rutland

School Meals​​

Parent Pay

Our school meals are provided by Caterlink - specialist caterers within schools, colleges and universities.  The meals are prepared on site using fresh, healthy ingredients to ensure children are well fed with a balanced and nutritious meal.  Caterlink has a policy of buying locally produced foods reducing food miles.  

They state on their website that 'Eating a well balanced diet helps with physical fitness and general good health, both in body and mind. A well balanced diet means getting the right nutrients your body needs to be in tip top condition – protein helps with repair and growth, carbohydrates and healthy fats provide you with energy, water replaces lost fluids and fibre and the right vitamins support healthy body maintenance. By getting into the habit of eating healthily, we can avoid the risk of serious health problems for the future.'

But don't take our word for it - take a look at their website at

Children in EYFS and Key Stage One are entitled to free school meals through the Government's universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) scheme. Otherwise, children's meals cost just £2.10 per day and we ask parents to complete a meal pattern for their child after consulting the menu provided. The pattern can include a mix of school meals and packed lunches across the week, but the pattern must remain the same each week.  Changes to the pattern can be made with 1 weeks notice in writing to the school office. Payments for school meals are made through Parent Pay. Visit the ParentPay website by clicking here.

We regularly monitor the quality of meals provided to ensure we are receiving value for money.  Your opinions about the provision are important so please let us know what you think - you can e-mail the school office or look out for regular surveys sent home with the children.

UPDATE - Following concerns over the recent food alerts, Caterlink have issued a response - please click here to read the statement.