School meals are provided by Pembrokeshire County Council’s Catering Division. All menus meet the National Assembly for Wales Nutritional Guidelines and provide over a third of the body’s daily nutritional and energy requirements, which assist pupils in maintaining alertness in class. Pupils also derive social benefits from eating and relaxing with friends.
The service works with suppliers to ensure that all ingredients meet the highest standard, with no harmful additives. Menu cycles change twice a year and are displayed in schools . All special dietary requirements, e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, milk or nut intolerance can be catered for upon written request from parents/guardians.
A two course primary school meal currently costs £2.15 for Infants and £2.25 for Juniors (subject to change). Payment may be made to school termly, fortnightly or weekly, in advance, by either cheque (made payable to “Pembrokeshire County Council”) or by cash.
Visit our dedicated web site for information and advice on school meals in our primary schools at: Lunch with Lennie (opens new window).
A two course secondary school meal currently costs £2.30 (subject to change). Secondary schools provide a Cash Cafeteria Service, which includes healthy options.
A “cashless catering” service is currently being piloted in one Pembrokeshire Secondary School. It is very important that pupils taking part in this scheme take great care of their personal meal card (known as the Zone Card) as no credit will be given for lost cards and pupils will not be able to claim a meal without their card. There will be a charge for a replacement card.
Free meals are provided for primary and secondary pupils who satisfy the eligibility criteria.
If you have any specific queries about menus at your child’s school or general questions about the school meals service, please contact the Catering Division on 01437 775912.
Facilities are made available at all primary and secondary schools for children who wish to bring a packed lunch.