Leicester schools follow strict guidelines set by the government when preparing food, providing children with a healthy tasty meal each school day. Copies of our current meal menus can be found at the bottom of this page.
Universal infant free school meals
Every maintained school in Leicester provides a free school meal for pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2. This follows a recommendation in the school food plan which aims to increase the number of children reaching good food in schools which will have a positive impact on children.
Is my child entitled to free school meals?
If you think your child may be entitled to free school dinners, visit the link below to find out more:
How much do school meals cost?
A two course school meal costs just £1.75 for a child in Y3 - Y6. It is free to a child in Foundation Stage or KS1. Why not ensure your child has a healthy, nutritious two course school dinner.
How do I pay for my child's meal?
You can pay for your child's meal by cash or cheque. Please ensure that any money is put in an envelop with your child's name, class and amount inside. if you don't have any envelopes please ask at the office.
Can my child's school provide a vegetarian meal?
Yes, a healthy and tasty vegetarian option is available at each city school on a daily basis, our primary menus are based on 2 meat and 2 vegetarian dishes.
Can my child's school provide multicultural meals?
Yes, City Catering offers meals to suit cultural requirements. We have an Asian vegetarian menu and a halal menu
Securing halal compliance
The council under the recommendation from the education and children's committee supports that halal meat is used in schools.
What is the policy on nut allergies?
We do not knowingly use any nut products or products derived from nuts in our kitchens. However we cannot guarantee that our food is free from nut products. If your child does suffer from a nut allergy or any other known allergies please contact the school or City Catering on 0116 454 5060 and our dietician can create an appropriate menu.
My child is allergic to egg / wheat / dairy products
We would ask that you or your child ’s dietician contact City Catering with your child’s medical referral. We can then arrange for an appropriate menu for your child.
School dinner menus
Copies of our current menus can be viewed below, these menus comply with the school food standards 2015 and contain relevant allergen information.