School meals

The Warrington school meals catering service provides your child with healthy, filling and nutritional meals every school day. We provide meals to all Warrington primary schools, Green Lane school and sixth form college, Foxwood school and sixth form college, and Woolston Brook school.

Paying for school meals

Meals are £2.30 per day, however all state-funded infant school children (i.e. those in reception, year 1 and year 2) now receive a free school lunch

Warrington School Meals Service is changing its cashless catering provider. With effect from Easter 2018, online payments will be made using ParentPay’s payment service.

Your school will be notifying you shortly and issuing activation letters to enable you to create an account for your child or children on ParentPay.

The below schools are now using cashless catering for child's school lunch and/or morning break:

  • Oughtrington CP school 
  • Croft Primary School
  • Burtonwood CP School JP
  • Cherry Tree Primary School 
  • Ravenbank Primary School 
  • Callands Primary School 
  • Woolston CE Primary School 
  • Woolston Community Primary 
  • St Barnabas CE Primary 
  • Grappenhall Heys Community Primary School
  • Grappenhall St Wilfrid's CE Primary
  • Barrow Hall Community Primary 
  • Culcheth Primary School
  • Twiss Green Primary School
  • St Josephs Catholic Primary School
  • Meadowside CP & Nursery School
  • Glazebury CE Primary
  • St Elphins CE Primary School
  • Park Road Community Primary
  • Alderman Bolton Community Primary School
  • St Oswald's Catholic Primary School
  • Stockton Heath Primary School 
  • Appleton Thorn Primary School
  • Bradshaw C P School
  • Locking Stumps C.P. School
  • St Augustine's Catholic Primary School
  • Penketh South CP School
  • Sankey Valley St James CE Primary
  • St Paul of the Cross Catholic Primary
  • Our Lady's Catholic Primary
  • Oakwood Avenue Primary
  • Statham CP School
  • St Alban's Catholic Primary
  • St Lewis Catholic Primary 
  • Winwick CE Primary School
  • The Cobbs Infant and Nursery School
  • Cinnamon Brow CE Primary
  • Bewsey Lodge Primary School
  • St Monica's Catholic Primary 
  • St Vincent's Catholic Primary School
  • Bruche Primary School
  • Evelyn Street Primary
  • Penketh Community Primary
  • Dallam Community Primary School
  • Beamont Community Primary
  • St Margaret's CofE Primary School JP
  • St Helens Cof E Primary

This means you top up your child's account in advance and then their meal is recorded at the counter - so there's no more lost dinner money, and less queuing for lunch in the dining hall.

Add money to your child's cashless catering account and check their balance online

Meal quality and menus

We have worked closely with The Soil Association and have now achieved the  ‘Food For Life Served Here Catering Mark’.  This provides an independent verification that food is fresh, sustainable and from traceable sources.

Over 75% of the dishes on our new menu are freshly prepared daily using fresh, sustainable ingredients which are free from harmful additives, meat and meat products are Red Tractor/Farm Assured, Fish is MCS certified and only free range eggs are used in our dishes. This is good news for animal welfare!

Fresh food that meets nutritional guidelines in schools can lead to better concentration and performance in the classroom, as well as positively influencing eating habits in later life.

We cater for vegetarian, multi-cultural and other special dietary needs. Please contact us with any specific concerns or requests.

We hope your child will enjoy our current menu and we thank you again for your support.

Standards of hygiene

All schools in Warrington are inspected by food safety officers on a regular basis. For more information on the inspection process, the food hygiene rating scheme and the standards in our schools, download the standards of hygiene, premises and management [pdf]

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