School Meals

School Meals at The Tynings

Our school meals are cooked on-site every day by Aspens. A three week 'rolling menu' is published three times a year to keep the food choices varied and seasonal. Each day, children can choose from a meat, vegetarian, jacket potato or cold main meal. There are also different sides (including a daily salad bar) and puddings available each day.

School meals or packed lunch?

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 qualify for a free school meal every day. Families can choose not to take this meal and instead provide their child with a packed lunch. Children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) can choose whether to order a school meal (£2.20 per day) or bring in a packed lunch. Please see below for more details. 

How do I pay for school meals?

School meals must be paid for via the Arbor Parent Portal/App.

If you do not have your log in details please contact the office. 

Healthy Lunch Boxes

If your child brings a packed lunch into school then we ask that it contains a healthy, nutritionally balanced selection of food items.


For more information about healthy lunchboxes, visit the 'Change 4 Life' website by clicking the icon below.

How does my child order their meal?

Each morning your child's teacher takes a lunch register. Your child will need to let their teacher know whether they are having a school meal or a packed lunch. If they are having a school meal they will also need to decide whether they are choosing the main meal, vegetarian meal, a jacket potato or a sandwich & salad.  The salad bar is available to all children having a school meal.

Teachers will support children by reminding them of the choices for the day. It is also helpful for parents to look at the menu with your child (especially our young children) and help them choose which option they are most likely to eat. You can do this by clicking the link above or downloading the Aspens App

Free School Meals

Some families will qualify for free school meals and we would strongly encourage you to apply if you believe you are eligible (even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2). As well as your child receiving a free meal, the school also receives additional income (the Pupil Premium) to support your child's learning. Please speak with a member of our office team if you want to find out more. Call 01454 868610 to make an appointment.


The information above is taken from South Gloucestershire's website. 

The Tynings is a nut free school!


We have a number of children with severe nut allergies. Please do not include nuts (or nut based products) in your child's packed lunch. Thank you. 

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