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Packed lunch from home

Many children at Pinders Primary School bring a packed lunch from home. These need to be brought in a lunch box to keep them cool and fresh.


Nut Free: 

We aim to be a nut free school to make sure our school is safe for children with allergies. The school aims to protect children who have allergies to nuts yet also help them, as they grow up, to take responsibility as to what foods they can eat and to be aware of where they may be put at risk.


In order to safeguard those children susceptible to allergies, we do not allow nuts or nut products in school lunch boxes. Please help us by double checking the food in your child's lunch is nut free.


Nut-Free' means that the following items should not be brought into school:

  •  Packs of nuts
  •  Peanut butter or Nutella sandwiches
  •  Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts
  • Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts
  • Sesame seed rolls (children allergic to nuts may also have a severe reaction to sesame)
  • Cakes made with nuts
  • Any home cooked meals for packed lunches that are made from nuts



If your child brings a packed lunch to school, please support us in encouraging healthy choices at lunch time. We politely request that fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate bars are not brought to school. 


Most parents are very good at providing children with a balanced packed lunch, but we all could do with a little help when it comes to providing the children with a good variety. Sites that may be of interest include:

School Meals


Our school catering team


School dinners at Pinders Primary School are prepared and cooked on site in our own kitchen and are available to all children from Reception to Year 6. 



Pupils select a school meal during morning registration. Each day there are plenty of options for pupils to choose from including Halal and Vegetarian options.  


We are able to cater for various diets and allergies, so please ensure the office has any relevant information, relating to your child's dietary needs, prior to them booking a school lunch. 


Children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to a school meal free of charge.  Some families will be eligible for free school meals, you can find out if you are eligible to apply by clicking on the link below.  If you know your child is entitled to Free School Meals and you have not made a claim, please do so by clicking

School Dinner prices:

The cost of dinners for children in Years 3-6 is £2.53 per day or £12.65 per week.



Online payments for school meals with ParentPay:

We now accept online payments for school meals.

School meals cost £2.53 per day and you can choose how much you’d like to pay when you login  – your account balance will be available to review before you decide! ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.

Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds an electronic record of your payments to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you’ve activated your account you can make online payments straight away. 

Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously, thank you.

What's on the school menu?

School lunches  are made and provided on premises at Pinders Primary School. All food is fresh to create a delicious, healthy and balanced nutritious menu.


Please note: some variation in the menu may occur.

Please see the menus below

Week1 menu. w/c 8/4/24, 29/4/24, 20/5/24, 10/6/24, 1/7/24

Week2 menu. w/c 15/4/24, 6/5/24, 17/6/24, 8/7/24

Week3 menu. w/c 22/4/24, 13/5/24, 3/6/24, 24/6/24, 15/7/24