Richard Atkins Primary School

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School Dinners

School Meals – Healthy Eating Standards

The below is extracted from here – the website.

Food served in some schools and academies in England must meet the school food standards so that children have healthy, balanced diets.

The school food standards apply to all maintained schools, and academies that were founded before 2010 and after June 2014. They must provide:

  • high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish
  • fruit and vegetables
  • bread, other cereals and potatoes

There can’t be:

  • drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets in school meals and vending machines
  • more than 2 portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week

You can read more about school food standards on the School Food Plan website.

Find out if your child can get free school meals.


Most children have a hot school meal, prepared from fresh ingredients daily by cooks from Harrisons, our school caterers, in the school kitchen. We encourage all children to have a hot school meal. Daily meal options include:

  • Meat or fish
  • Vegetarian choice
  • Salad bar
  • Dessert and/or fresh fruit

Meals are planned around a three week menu cycle, meeting all government dietary requirements for schools.

Meals are served and eaten in the Dining Hall and Main Hall.  Children eat together with their friends.

Please ensure that you either pay for school meals in advance or have a current claim for Free School Meals.  Mrs Martina Obasaju, Admin Assistant monitors the children’s dinner accounts on a daily basis. We are under no obligation to serve a hot meal to a child unless an account is in credit or there is a current Free School Meal claim.

Download a menu:

Week 1 Richard at wk 1.9.16

Week 2 Richard At wk 2.9.16

Week 3 Richard Atkins week3