Mellor Community Primary School

School Meals

Our Catering Provider

Our school meals are provided by Caterlink. Healthy eating is at the very heart of their approach to food and they work with the school to encourage balanced diets for our children. Meals are largely, freshly prepared on site using a range of seasonal produce from local and regional suppliers.

School meals are priced at £2.35 per day.  All meals should be ordered and paid for via ParentPay.


School Meal Menu


 Universal Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes automatically receive universal infant free school meals.  However, if you meet the qualifying criteria, completing an application for benefits-related free school meals could also help your child access free activities and food provision during the school holidays. 


Benefits - Related Free School Meals

Anyone who meets one of the criteria for benefits-related free meals, listed below, are encouraged to apply.  Children in Key Stage 2 can only access free school meals via this route.  

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseeker's allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child tax credit (provided you’re not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • The guarantee element of state pension credit
  • Working tax credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit.
  • Universal credit with annual net earned income of less than £7,400 

Applications for free school meals can be made online.  For more help please speak to the school office.