ABM Catering

We are excited to announce that ABM will our new school meal caterers from September 2019.  We have worked with a group of other schools to identify the best provider for our school and we are confident that ABM will offer high quality food for our children.

As you are aware the cost of a two- course meal will increase to £2.20 from 1st September 2019 for children in Year 3 – Year 6. Children from Reception – Year 2 will continue to receive universal free school meals.

Great Food

Each lunch service will offer children the following two course menu choices:

  • Meat and Vegetarian option (popular, traditional dishes)
  • Filled jacket potato with salad bar
  • Cold deli: salad bar and sandwiches
  • Homemade desserts

The food will be sourced from local providers and will include fresh, seasonal ingredients. There will be a rolling three week menu which changes throughout the year. ABM are keen to work alongside the parents to provide meals that the children enjoy therefore they welcome any feedback. If there are unpopular menu choices, ABM are willing to change the menu to meet the preferences of the children.  

The menu and allergy information are available as downloads.

Ordering for Reception and KS1-Universal Free School Meals

Pupils from Reception through to year 2 are eligible for a free meal on a daily basis. However these MUST be pre-ordered on ParentPay.

Payment and ordering KS2

All ordering and payment of meals will now go straight through the catering company directly using their online system ParentPay and therefore the school will no longer be responsible for receiving payments.  All meals must be ordered on the online menu via the ‘Parent Pay’ website before 9am. 

Payment

KS2 meals must be paid for in advance unless your child is in receipt of Free School Meals as ABM operate a no debt policy. If payment has not been made for KS2, then the system will not allow you to order a meal. You will then need to send your child in with a home packed lunch.

Your unique ParentPay account activation code will be sent home by the end of this term along with a copy of the menu.. Information on how to use ParentPay is attached.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Further updates from September 2019

Following on from original information we would like to clarify the following:-

  • Credit balances for school meals will be transferred to ParentPay within the first week of term.
  • Pre-orders can be ordered in advance for the week, month or term and you have up until 9am to book on the day of the meal.
  • Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) will still need to be pre-ordered which you can also book in advance or by 9am on the day.
  • Any arrears from this academic year will still need to be paid on the SIMS Pay system.
  • Your unique ParentPay account activation code will be put in your child’s book bags by the end of this week.