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Hot School Meals

Hot School Meals


We are proud to work with Chartwells for your children’s school lunches. Chartwells believe that the key to fuelling young minds comes from understanding both what they need and what they enjoy, which is why they develop nutritious and delicious food that pupils love, alongside helping to ensure a healthy body and mind. Their passionate culinary experts work closely with us to ensure every child receives healthy food, perfectly suited to meet their needs and dietary requirements.

The current meal price is £2.97

How to order: Log on at to choose and book your meals. Orders need to be placed by midnight Thursday, ten days ahead of the week required. For example, meals for the week starting Monday 12th would have an order deadline of Thursday 1st. You will have received an activation letter and temporary password to set up your ParentPay account. If you need this resent, please contact your school office. This will be for all Free School Meals and for paid meals.


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Please note that Parentmail will still continue to be our method of communication and payment for trips/activities. ParentPay is just to be used for ordering hot school meals for your child.

How to activate your ParentPay account


All activation letters have been emailed out with login details for ParentPay. 


Please note that these have been emailed to the priority 1 contact on our records.  If you require additional accounts set up, please contact us at


How to book meals using ParentPay


Please see the information guides below to help guide you through the procedure for booking hot school meals.  Please note that this also applies to those children who are entitled to Free School Meals.


All meals must be ordered on ParentPay by midnight on the Thursday, 10 full days before the week the meals are to be taken.


Once you have confirmed the meal you will receive a confirmation email showing the meals that you have booked.   


Please remember that if you pay for meals, this must be done within 2 hours of selecting them on ParentPay.



School Trips

Any children who are entitled to free school meals can order a free school packed lunch if they are due to be out on a school trip during the usual hot meal service. This must also be done on ParentPay.  Please select Chartwells Trip Lunch on the required day before the cut-off point.

ParentPay Frequently Asked Questions

Special Diets


Religious diets will be catered for by the vegetarian meal option. 


For children with food intolerances and allergies, Chartwells have a dedicated team of medical diet nutritionists on hand to support allergen aware children and their parents. More information on their medical diet process can be found here: The Chartwells Approach to Medical Diets | Chartwells


Parents and guardians can contact the medical diet nutrition team directly on: