School Meals

The meals at Anderton Primary School are cooked fresh every day on the premises by the cook Mrs Laura Horne and her team. We are very proud of the standard of our school meals! The cooks in our Dinner Centre get to know the children individually and ensure that they are provided with their preferred choice.

The meal choices are changed every term to allow for a variety. There is always a hot main meal (with an alternative option, also vegetarian option), a pudding/yoghurt, bread and butter, cut up fruit and an assortment of salad items. We support local businesses in the community by buying locally wherever possible; for example all the meat comes from the local butchers.

Online Payment for School Dinners


  • The menu for the day is displayed in the school yard every morning
  • A meal costs £2.40 per day and must be paid in advance.
  • If a child is sent home ill before 10.30 a.m. a credit for the meal will be given. After 10.30 a.m. the meal must be paid for.

Packed Lunches

Children may opt to bring a packed lunch, which is eaten under supervision. All drinks and liquids must be brought in a safe container and no fizzy drinks please. Children can change from packed lunches to hot dinners at any time: please give two weeks’ notice to the office.

Theme days

We also have themed days, where the children who are usually on a packed lunch can have a hot meal just for one day. These successful meals have included Hallowe’en dinner, Bonfire dinner, Christmas dinner and a Mexican dinner.