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.
School meals are available to reception children right up to sixth form college students. Meals are £2.20 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.
Meal quality and menus
We have been working closely with The Soil Association to comply with the criteria for the ‘Food For Life Served Here Catering Mark’. This provides an independent verification that food is fresh, sustainable and from traceable sources. We will update you in due course when we have gained accreditation.
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 the new spring/summer menu and we thank you again for your support.
Paying for school meals
You can pay by cash, cheque and direct debit. How often you need to pay for is determined by each individual school.
'Cashless catering' is also available to pay for your child's school lunch and/or morning break at:
- Woolston Community Primary School
- Warrington St Barnabas CE Primary School
- St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School
- Grappenhall Heys Community Primary School
- Barrowhall Lane Community Primary School
- Woolston C.E. Aided School
This means you top up your child's account in advance and they then 'pay' for their meal using just their photo - so there's no more lost dinner money, and less queuing in the canteen!
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]
Working for us
Any job vacancies in our school meals catering service are advertised on the council's job webpage.