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Primary school meals

We understand how the right nutrients can help your child's mood, their health and their ability to concentrate in lessons. That's why our delicious freshly-cooked meals easily meet - and exceed - national standards for school lunches.

School menus 2023/2024

Our Primary School menus are carefully developed to appeal to children and provide the perfect balance of essential nutrients - and to offer them the chance to try a few dishes they may not have tried before. 

Your child can choose from two main meal options provided every day, each one accompanied by a vegetable choice, and including a daily vegetarian dish.

Jacket potatoes with an assortment of popular and tasty fillings are always available, too, served with an attractive side salad.

Additional salad and wholemeal bread is also on offer each day along with a dessert of the day, a selection of yoghurts, cheese and crackers and fresh fruit.

Water and milk is also available.

Primary school meal menus for 2023/2024

Special dietary requirements

If your child has a special dietary requirement - such as diabetic, coeliac, low fat and dairy intolerances or a food allergy - we will be happy to plan and provide a school meal that meets your child's needs.

We can also adapt menus to meet religious needs. Find out more about Allergies and special diets.

Special menus

The catering service works with schools to offer theme menus for the children to experience different foods linked to season events, national campaigns and sporting events such as:

  • national school meals week
  • national curry week
  • Christmas lunch
  • Chinese New Year
  • World Book Day

Contact us

Gateshead School Catering
Property, Assets & Traded services
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 5522
schoolcatering@gateshead.gov.uk