Chattenden Primary School

School Meals

The Contract Dining Company are an independent education catering company providing school meals across the country and are the school's chosen caterer.

Children in Years R, 1 and 2 are eligible for 'Universal Infant Free School Meals'.

Dinners are priced at £2.33 a day.

A choice of freshly prepared and cooked, hot mid-day meals complete with a  drink is provided through The Contract Dining Company. Healthy meals are prepared for our pupils to enjoy, which provides them with all the nutrients and energy to get them through their busy day.  There is a three week menu, offering a wide selection and choice to suit everyone's taste.  If your child has special dietary needs, please see below for the form for completion and return to the school (alternatively please contact the school office for assistance).

Payment for the meals must be made in advance every Monday on the app. It is the company’s policy to instruct their Kitchen Manager not to serve dinners that have not been paid for.

There is an entitlement for families receiving Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400), Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (income based), Child Tax Credit (not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross  income of no more than £16,190) to receive support with school meals. Applications are made through the Medway Council website - please contact the school office if you require assistance in applying. This can be a substantial saving for families and is also of benefit to our school if an entitlement is claimed.

Alternatively, pupils may bring a packed lunch but a drink and cutlery (if needed) must also be included in this.