School Meals, Breakfast, Snacks and Milk

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The menu at Abbeyfield looks slightly different as we are offering Grab Bags on Friday as part of our weekly early close. Please order and pay for your school dinners using the ParentMail app.

Our contractor Mellors Catering has worked in partnership with pupils, parents and the community to develop a 3 week menu rota that meets the needs of the school community. The catering team have worked with the school to run meetings and workshops with parents and develop food that the children will not only enjoy but that meet the school nutritional standards as set out by the DCSF September 2009.

Our contractor:-

  • Provides healthy and nutritious food, that meets all associated legislation, to all users of the catering facilities, thus fostering the well being of all concerned.
  • Provides food that appeals to the tastes of the diverse ethnic mix of pupils, staff, parents and community.
  • Creates an enjoyable dining experience for pupils and staff that contribute to their education and social skills.
  • Provides catering that supports and encourages extended school activities. This includes a breakfast service and after school clubs and can also cover other activities by parents and the wider community both during and out of school hours as well as school holidays.

All food served in our school is Halal certified.

The school currently sub contracts the provision of school meals for our children to  Mellors Catering Ltd. They are contracted to provide a healthy and nutritionally balanced meal, providing vegetarian options and Halal meat, if requested.

We have offered Halal meat and poultry, as standard, through this service for a number of years in response to requests from parents. We currently follow the Sheffield City Council’s policy on Halal meat and poultry. This states that all Halal meat used in school meals must be pre-stunned before slaughter.

Our Halal certificates, plus details of our meat and poultry suppliers, are available should any parent wish for more information.

Please note that alongside our Halal meat and poultry dishes, we also offer a good variety of nutritional, hot vegetarian meals, jacket potatoes and sandwiches with meat free fillings.

Mellors have been  Awarded ‘Contract Cater of the Year 2017


The cost of Milk for the Autumn term will be £9.72 per child. If your child would like milk in school next term the order must be returned to school with full payment.

Children in KS1 –
As you know your child (as do ALL children in KS1) receives free school meals.
HOWEVER – this does not mean they will receive free milk. Milk has to be paid for; unless you have officially registered for free school meals for all your children (this means children that are older – maybe in other schools)

Click on the link below to print a milk letter.

KS1 Milk Letter

KS2 Milk Letter

Breakfast Provision

Abbeyfield Primary Academy are very excited to have been granted funding to start to offer a free breakfast to every child in school. This opportunitity has been provided by The National School Breakfast Programme.
We have joined the government’s National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.

As a NSBP School we are pleased to offer a healthy school breakfast, available to all FREE of charge, and enjoy the benefits that brings, with children settled and ready to learn at the start of the school day. The children will be able to access free cereal in the dining hall from 8am and cooked bagels from 8.25am on the KS2 playground. FS and KS1 children will have their bagels in the classroom from 8.30am.

Click here to download the breakfast menu.