Primary and middle school menus and information.

About school meals

Primary and middle school meals
  • Primary and middle schools serve a two course meal at a set price of £2.05.
  • School meals are freshly prepared each day, on the same premises, using high quality, locally sourced food.
  • Each school has an individual menu designed in consultation with the head teacher, pupils and parents.
Health and nutrition

It is very important for all children to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Research has shown that a child's concentration levels are much greater if they have eaten a healthy, balanced meal at lunchtime.

All of our menus include:

  • Fresh seasonal fruit & vegetables
  • Local produce
  • Organic food items
  • Farm assured meat
  • Free range eggs
  • At least 75% freshly prepared
  • No undesirable additives
  • Sustainable fish

In addition to this we limit foods high in fat, sugar and salt such as deep fried foods and items containing pastry. We include oily fish, wholegrains and fruit based desserts. A freshly prepared salad bar is available each day as an optional extra.

Special diets/allergies

If your child has a special dietary requirement or has an allergy to any food items, please consult with the head teacher at your school who will liaise with the school's kitchen supervisor to ensure your child is catered for. Our daily menus cater for both vegetarians and Halal

Theme days

Kirklees Catering offer a selection of suggested themed lunches to all primary schools. The school choose whether or not they wish to take part.

Theme subjects are chosen around the curriculum and culture, such as the Chinese New Year.

During these events a special menu is designed which is fun and encourages the children to try new foods not normally on the menu.

Munch the school meals dragon

Munch the school meals dragon is Kirklees Catering's exclusive mascot. All our Primary Schools have the option to invite Munch to visit their school.

On each visit he will either conduct an assembly talk, encouraging the children to eat well and stay fit, or, attend a lunch time when he will serve the vegetables of the day.

He is a much loved character by all and is the perfect tool to assist schools with educating children to live healthier lifestyles.

Sugar smart recipes

Primary and middle school menus

Please note that during June and July the kitchens trial new menus in readiness for September. During this period new recipes and different foods are introduced to encourage the children to try different tastes as a result there will be a variance to the menus shown.

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