At Wendell Park we believe that the best option for children at lunchtimes is to have the hot school dinner, provided through our partnership with AiP (Alliance in Partnership) catering.
Our hot meal menu can be viewed here:
School Meals Menu Autumn term 1 2023 to October Half Term
Most children at Wendell Park choose to have a school meal children are able to choose from a wide selection of meals including vegetarian, Halal and non-Halal. Lunches are cooked on the school premises.
All food is prepared on the day of serving in hygienic surroundings, by fully trained staff and is in line with government nutritional guidance on healthy eating.
Children with allergies can be catered for once a special diet form has been completed by their parent/carer.
Universal Free School Meals - Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
All children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to a government-funded school meal.
2023/24 Free School Meals - Year 3 to 6
For children in Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 the cost of a hot school meal is being funded for one year (2023/24) by The Mayor of London. This will save each family £2.50 a day which is the price of a meal.
Nursery Meal Prices
Nursery children are not entitled to funding and their meals need to be paid for at £2.50 per day in advance. Please speak with the school office to set up your payment account.
Children may bring a packed lunch if they wish. Parents must notify the school in advance if they wish to change the lunch time arrangements for their children.
Changes may only take place from the beginning of a half term period.
Free School Meals / Pupil Premium
If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for Pupil Premium (Free School Meals) and you could save hundreds of pounds a year. The school also benefits, as we could receive up to £ 1,345 per year from the government for each child registered, which can be used for books, equipment or additional staff.
Use our Free School Meals eligibility checker Any parent can check. Parents with children in Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y2 and any parent whose child has a packed lunch, so don’t pay for lunches, may also use the checker and the school could still receive the additional funding.
To apply please complete the form on your local authority’s website.
You must inform the school office once it has been confirmed that you are eligible for Free School Meals otherwise you will be charged for the meal and the school will not receive the additional funding for teaching and learning.
Our School’s Caterers – AiP
Alliance in Partnership
Specialists in Education Catering
AiP provide fresh, healthy nutritious food and professional catering solutions to primary and secondary schools and colleges.
Established in 1998, today we serve over 75,000 meals per day in 400 Schools and Colleges.
Our partnerships are long lasting and we realise that no two schools or colleges are the same.
We produce quality, fresh, locally sourced and seasonal meals at affordable price and offer a solution for our clients regardless of their circumstances.
Discover more about AiP– visit their website: