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Catering and free school meals

Children are offered two hot meals a day (one being vegetarian), a jacket potato or filled Baguette, along with a pudding. Bread, fresh fruit and yoghurts are also always available. The cost of these meals is £11.70 per week (£2.34 a day) -prices as of 23 April 2019.

Children in all classes are able to order their meals on a daily basis. Payment for schools meals must be made in advance via Parentpay (unless your child is entitled to Free or Universal Free School meals).  Accounts for paying children must be in credit at all times.

These meals are currently provided by Caterlink and a link is below, please feel free to visit their website. Caterlink's primary objective for catering within Gloucestershire is to provide pupils, staff and visitors with a choice of homemade, nutritious and well-balanced meals. Menus will reflect the requirements and tastes of the pupils and staff and will be continually monitored to ensure the menu choices encourage the highest levels of uptake.

You may be aware that from 13 December, new legislation (the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation 1169/2011) came in to effect which requires food businesses to provide allergy information on food sold unpackaged, in for example catering outlets, deli counters, bakeries, sandwich bars and schools!! Even though our meals are cooked off-site this still applies to us. All of the staff at Caterlink have been allergen trained and we keep recipes for all meals supplied at school. Should you wish to see more information regarding the allergen content of the school meals please do not hesitate to contact the office.


Parent Pay

We are now a cashless school and use ParentPay web payment service that lets parents pay online by credit & debit card or in cash at PayPoint stores to schools and school suppliers.

All payments made to the school for such items as trips, school meals, etc must be paid via parent pay. Please feel free to take a look at the ParentPay website, alternatively, if you have any questions please contact the school office directly or use the contact us facility on this website. ParentPay has the ability to send alerts via email or text to advise when an account has a low balance or when a new trip has been added. Parents can customise their accounts to receive these alerts as a reminder. Thank you for helping Drybrook School in becoming a cashless school.