School meals in most if the city's schools are provided by City Catering, the council's in-house hospitality service. The City Catering schools list shows the schools we provide catering for.

We won the Hospitality Assured award for the ninth year in November 2013. This is the standard for service and business excellence in hospitality.

Applying and paying for school meals

To apply for school meals you will need to contact your child's school.

All children in years R, 1 and 2 are eligible for a free school meal. Children in other year groups may also be eligible for free school meals.

Our school meals offer a nutritional, balanced meal, at costs of:

  • primary schools - £2.00 per day, paid for by parents at the school office
  • secondary schools - £2.15 per day, paid for by students in the canteen

School meals menus