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School meals

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Our catering team provides school meals to 31 schools in Middlesbrough, including nursery, primary, secondary, and special schools. Our meals are healthy and nutritious (and delicious), and always meet national school food standards. We understand the importance of a balanced diet and giving children the nutrients they need for healthy growth.

We can make meals to cater for all special dietary needs. If your child has any dietary requirements, please contact their school directly. We will then arrange a meeting to discuss their needs.

School meal prices

Nursery and primary school meals - £2.40 per day

Secondary school meals - £2.50 per day

Secondary schools may also have mid-morning break food options. Prices may vary. Please contact your child's school to find out more.

Free school meals

Schools in Middlesbrough offer free school meals to children whose parents are getting certain benefits.

To find out if your child is eligible for free school meals, call 01642 726541 or visit the free school meals page.

More about school meals in Middlesbrough

Our menus


All of our food is freshly cooked and prepared daily by our experienced team members.

We offer a wide variety of tasty food options for both primary and secondary schools. All children can get a daily two course hot lunch, as well as other options including pasta, salad bar, sandwiches or wraps, and jacket potatoes.

Each menu is tailored to the school's individual needs, including all dietary needs.

Our menus follow the government's school food standards. We work with partners including Pro Veg, Middlesbrough Environment City, Quorn, and public health professionals, to decide what menus should include.

Benefits of a school meal


School meals have a range of benefits, including:

  • children get a freshly-prepared nutritious meal, with a variety of different options.
  • children learn to eat correctly with a knife and fork.
  • a social opportunity to eat with others.
  • research shows that a well-balanced meal at lunchtime improves concentration during the afternoon.
  • you know your child is enjoying a good meal, which is excellent value for money.

Middlesbrough school meals mascot


Meet Terry the Tomato, our school meals mascot!

Terry was designed by a student from Pallister Park Primary School, and is here to send positive messages about healthy eating.

Middlesbrough school meals mascot