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Holy Rood

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School Dinners

At Holy Rood Primary, our school dinners are provided by a catering company called Aspens.  Meals are cooked at our Upham Road premises and are excellent value for money.  School Meals are of a very high standard and meet all the nutritional requirements.


The menu is displayed below (some days maybe subject to change) or on ParentPay where you make your selections and pay (if applicable) for your child's meals. Children's meals can not be ordered or purchased on a daily basis.


We have a three week rolling menu. Meals must be ordered by Wednesday at 9am for the following week. 


For more information please visit www.aspens-services.co.uk or scan the QR barcode below. 





The sandwich options for each week are Egg and Cheese

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Pupils


The Government are providing Free School Meals for all School children at our Groundwell Road site.

Children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6


Meals, including a pudding, at our Upham Road site will cost £2.65. 


Please ensure orders are received by Wednesday at 9am for the following week. 

You could be entitled to Free School Meals and so much more..


All children in Reception, Year 1 & 2 will be automatically eligible for a free school meal. However, if you are in receipt of any the benefits listed below, please complete this form: 



If your child is in Year 3 or above, they may still be entitled to a free school meal if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits and allowances listed below.  


Claiming free school meals also provides additional funding for your school which can help to fund more resources for your children parents/carers may be entitled to Free School Lunches if they are in receipt of one of the following:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit (provided your household annual income is less than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get)


To claim your free school meal entitlement you must complete this form: 



or call into the school office with the parent National Insurance number and Date of Birth.


Allergies and Intolerances 

If your child has an allergy or an intolerance, please complete the form below. 


This will then allow Aspens to confirm the most suitable menu for your child. 



Healthy Lunchbox

Parents may wish to provide their child with a packed lunch from home.


What to include:- 1 portion of vegetable or salad and 1 portion of fruit e.g carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, raisins, grapes. 1 portion of a milk or dairy item e.g cheese cubes, yoghurt, fromage frais. 1 portion of a meat or filling e.g chicken, fish, tuna, eggs or other protein source. 1 portion of starchy food such as bread, pasta, rice. Water, milk, pure fruit juice or yoghurt drinks.


What to avoid:- confectionary e.g chocolate covered biscuits or bars, sweets. Crisps, cheese biscuits. Manufactured meat e.g sausage rolls, reformed chicken pieces. Deep fried products e.g doughnuts, potato shapes. Sweetened or fizzy drinks.


Milk is available in school and is supplied by Cool Milk at School. Parents deal directly with the company at https://www.coolmilk.com/. Milk is delivered to school and distributed to the children by staff.


In EYFS/KS1 a piece of fruit is provided free for each child daily for tuck. Parents may send in fruit from home.