Warrington Borough Council School Meals Service provides meals to all Warrington primary and special schools.

Paying for school meals

Meals are £2.40 per day, however all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to a free school lunch

The majority of Warrington Schools accept payments via the cashless catering provider. ParentPay’s payment service.

Your school will issue an activation letter to enable you to create an account to pay for your child’s meals. This will allow you to top up your child's account in advance.

The following schools do not use the cashless system and accept cash/cheque:

  • Christ Church CE Primary
  • Brook Acre Community Primary
  • St Bridget’s Catholic Primary
  • New Horizons School
  • Woolston Brook School

Meal quality and menus

As a service, we are aware of the need to cater to all our school’s needs during these unprecedented times.  Our offerings include a hot menu or a hot and cold packed lunch with the assurance that each option adheres to Government Food Standard Guidelines. 

Please refer to your school website for preferred menu option.

We have been accredited by the Soil Association with the Food for Life Served Here Bronze Catering Mark.  This provides an independent verification that food is fresh, sustainable and from traceable sources.

Over 75% of the dishes on our new menu or in our packed lunches are freshly prepared daily using fresh, sustainable ingredients which are free from harmful additives, meat and meat products are Red Tractor/Farm Assured, Fish is MCS certified and only free range eggs are used in our dishes. This is good news for animal welfare!

Fresh food that meets nutritional guidelines in schools can lead to better concentration and performance in the classroom, as well as positively influencing eating habits in later life.

We hope your child will enjoy our current offerings and we thank you again for your support.

We cater for vegetarian, multi-cultural and other special dietary needs. Please contact us with any specific concerns or requests by calling 01925 443082 or email SchoolMealsManagement@warrington.gov.uk