School Lunches

We have got a fantastic team of kitchen staff who work hard to make a tasty and balanced, two-course meal on the premises every day. Our school meal menu works on a 3-week cycle.

All children, reception to year 6, use a band menu system. This system ensures every child receives the dinner of their choice. The class teachers will collate each child’s lunch choice during the morning register and at the start of the dinner service the children will receive a colour band indicating their menu choice. If a child is a  vegetarian or have a specific dietary requirement, then a meal option as close to their choice will be available. 

Fresh fruit and vegetables are available everyday.

Further information:

Free school meals

Many of our families could get Free School Meals but do not claim for them; your child may be entitled to Free School Meals if you as the parent are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but NOT Working Tax Credit)


Why claim?

  • Save hundreds of pounds per year
  • Extra funding for the school in the form of Pupil Premium
  • It’s your entitlement
  • No downside
  • Other pupils and parents will not know you are claiming

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‘School dinners are brilliant, and the kitchen staff are even nicer!’

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‘The tasty, nutritious meals are the best part.’

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‘In our school, the teachers are really great at teaching every subject across the curriculum. The dinner options are a bonus too!’

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‘This is an amazing school: really kind and caring teachers; amazing learning opportunities; lots of help if you neeedd it! There is a range of topics to learn, which are taught to you in fun and easy ways. Mallard Primary School is a really good option for anyone looking for a new school.’

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‘Mallard Primary School is the school to choose because the teachers make learning fun (as possible). Additonally, you have many opportunities like signing up for Pupil Parliament, and a range of after-school clubs.’

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‘Explanations are clear and easy to understand. If your child attends this school, you are giving them the best chance. Mallard has given me everything I need to prepare me for my secondary years.’

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‘In our school, there are great teachers, great lessons and great dinner options.’

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