School Meals & Packed Lunches

At Fred Nicholson School we offer a wide range of healthy meals, which are all cooked on a daily basis on site.

During the school day we operate a two sitting service – 12.05pm for the younger pupils followed at 12.35pm for the older ones. At meal times pupils sit with members of staff who will ask children (where appropriate) to serve each other encouraging conversation and sharing.  We also provide a quieter supported lunch environment for those pupils that benefit from this. Pupils experiencing Boarding have their breakfast and evening meal in the Dining Room.

The menu offers the choice of either a standard meal or a vegetarian option and there is always the option for desert of fruit or a dessert.

The menu is sent home each half term and also published in Fred News. We also hold special theme days to give the children the opportunity to try different types of food.

School lunches are currently charged at £2.10 per day – and can either be paid for on a daily or weekly basis.

The school is happy to provide a packed lunch when your child is on a school trip and a letter outlining the options available will be sent home to you when your permission is requested for the trip.  The cost of this will be the same of that of a school lunch – £2.10

If you supply a packed lunch for your child, please do not send in fizzy drinks, energy drinks, sweets or chocolate.

We encourage healthy eating throughout the whole school curriculum.

We are happy to provide parents with a list of all allergens in our meals if required – please contact the school office for further information.

If you feel your child would like to try school lunches speak to their form teacher or the schools office staff who can make arrangements with the catering team. 

Fred Nicholson School are delighted to welcome Edwards and Blake as providers of the catering services at Fred Nicholson School from Autumn 2017.  Edwards and Blake are a leading contract caterer using fresh, healthy, nutritious ingredients and passionate about local sourcing.

Here are some of the letters the pupils wrote to express how much they are enjoying the lunches:

They wrote :

  • Dear Kitchen.  The food is gorgeous.  I loved it because it was textuous and nice.  I can’t wait until tomorrow to tuck in.  Cameron
  • To Kitchen Staff.  Your food was yummy and fresh.  I love it because it is new and fresh.  Thank you from Luke
  • To the Kitchen.  Thanks for the amazing food and the amazing food and the amazing team work and the amazing service and the amazing time.  Thank you from Sean.

Click on the link below to view a pdf version of the current lunch menu.
If you require a hard copy or any other version please contact the School Office and we will be happy to help.

  1. 2019-20 Autumn Winter Menu