School MealsOur school meals are cooked freshly on site by Ellen, our Head Cook and her team.
Children who are attending a maintained primary school in Islington are entitled to free school meals.
You must register for your child to receive a school meal by using the citizens’ portal.
Our school meals are provided by Caterlink. Click here to view our Summer Menu
Caterlink have the contract to provide school meals across most Islington schools, and use locally sourced ingredients when they available and in season. All Caterlink’s menus are analysed to ensure they meet The Food Trust’s nutritional standards for children.
Every day there are jacket potatoes, bread, a salad bar, and fruit available for selection by the children.
Every day there is a vegetarian and meat or fish based option for children. We also have the option of Halal food for those who request this. Please see the menu link above for more information.
Our dining hall is a sociable space. We have round tables so children can see all of their friends and have a chat over lunch. Our dining hall is not quiet. This is deliberate. We believe that children should be debating, negotiating and discussing during lunch – just as they should be doing at home with their families or in a restaurant when they grow up with friends!
You will see that every day some of our staff eat with the children in the dining hall. This is because they want to help the children with their social skills. You will see them debating, discussing and helping to promote language skills over lunchtime!
Our dining hall will be refurbished during phase three of the redevelopment. This will make it an even better space to eat and socialise!