St Bernadette's Catholic Primary

With Jesus in our Hearts, we have:

The passion to learn,

The courage to fail,

The strength to love

School Meals

At St Bernadette's all meals are prepared daily on site in our school kitchen and provided by HC3S. There are a choice of nutritionally balanced healthy meals and the children can choose a meat or vegetarian option, meals can be prepared for children on special diets.    School meals are available to all children.  


Universal Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, are entitled to receive a hot school dinner, free of charge.    


Packed Lunches 

Parents do have the option for their child to bring in their own healthy packed lunch. Packed lunches need to be provided in a named lunch box. Drinks should be in an unbreakable container or carton. We ask that no nut products or peanut butter are included as some children have severe allergic reactions. Please do not send in fizzy drinks or sweets.  



If your child has a food allergy, please contact Mrs Dale in the school office to discuss. Contact number 01252 548123 or via 



Year 3 through to Year 6 have a cost for their school dinner of £3.00 per day, £15.00 per week. Payment for school meals should be made via Parentmail. We are unable to extend credit for any school dinners. Should dinner money become outstanding for payment, you will be requested to provide packed lunches for your child. To avoid mutual embarrassment please do not let this situation arise. 


Free School Meals

You can now check online if you are entitled to Free School Meals and make an application. If you think you may qualify for Free School Meals please go to; 


The school is able to access additional funding if you are successful with your application. Please check your entitlement even if you are taking advantage of the government's free Key Stage 1 meal provision. 


For more information please feel free to call the school office and speak with Mrs Dias in the school office to discuss. Contact number 01252 548123 or via    

As we are reliant on deliveries from contractors, the weekly menus offered may differ from the currentHC3S menus.   

Special Diet Information

School Milk


The school provides milk for children through Cool Milk. Parents can register at Cool Milk

Children who are entitled to eligibility checked free school meals (not Universal Free School Meals for Key Stage 1 children), and children under 5 are entitled to free milk.