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Children in Reception, Year 1 or 2, are entitled to a free school meal.

Once you have your child’s activation code – please contact your school office if you haven’t been given one – it’s easy to order school meals online at: – you can use this Parent Guide to assist you.

What children & parents say

Here’s just a selection of feedback about our lunches:

“My son goes to Stalbridge Primary and can be a bit of a fussy eater at home – but he loves his hot school meals and often comes out at the end of the day with a sticker because he’s cleared his plate! Result! Thank you.”

“My kids both have hot school meals and they both absolutely love them, particulary the pasta and pizza dish and both love the lemon drizzle cake.”

“Just want to say what a fantastic dinner today, pork goulash, job well done, 5 stars to who ever cooked it, we want more…”

“My 4 year old enjoys his lunches and likes looking up on the iPad what he is going to have the next day!”

“Loving the new menu choices – can’t say enough times how much both my girls love their school dinners !!! My little one is even eating the ‘yellow stuff’ now…….. !!! (Custard)”

“Good food, locally sourced ingredients, plenty of options, hot lunch time meal = happy mummy, tasty food (with seconds and sometimes thirds!) = happy 7 year old daughter.”

If you’d like to add your review, please visit and like our Facebook page:


From December 2014, all food producers need to label their products with details of certain allergens. The Food Standards Agency has identified 14 primary allergens to be aware of, and gives details of them in this infographic.


Keeping an eye on ingredients

We want to make it easy for you to check that our meals are suitable for your children – so we give details of the ingredients, dish by dish, within the online meals ordering system. Simply click on any meal choice to bring up the list of ingredients contained.

As well as this, you can now see every ingredient we’re using in the current menu, and any allergy advice about it in this spreadsheet:


Discussing your child’s allergies

While it is still a parent’s responsibility to choose appropriate school meals for their children’s diets, we’re happy to help you with any concerns or questions you may have.

– Firstly you should complete and return this form to your child’s school:

Allergy Special Dietary Requirements Form

– You can also contact Barry Dovell on 01308 428921 or to discuss your child’s dietary requirements.

What’s on the menu today?

Here’s our current menu:

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Our menus change each term, and throughout the term we create meals that are nutritionally balanced, familiar, filling and comforting.

With school meals, we know sometimes it’s a bit of an effort to get children to eat up all their veg, but we have a secret weapon – hidden veg. Our tomato sauce is packed with veg before it’s blended, so they’ll never know how good it is for them.

Even the puddings often have hidden goodness, like dates in our chocolate brownies.

We also create theme days throughout the year – for example Comic Relief, World Book Day and many others. And in December we pull out all the stops for Christmas lunch!

About Universal Free School Meals

Following recommendations in the School Food Plan, the government is funding free school meals to all Key Stage 1 pupils (in reception, year 1 and year 2) in state-funded schools in England.

That means that if your child is in KS1 they’ll get a free lunch every day. You don’t need to do anything – it will start automatically. It’s easy to start ordering school meals online – just contact your school office for a registration code and you can get going at

If they’ve never had a Local Food Links school meal before, have a look at our menu to see what they’ll be enjoying!