We believe that Lunchtime should be the highlight of the day for everyone at Townley Primary School.

We want to help children gain a real appreciation for good quality food, where it comes from, how it’s produced and why healthy food is important.

School meals are  provided by Cambridge-based specialist schools caterer; The Lunchtime Company provide delicious, nutritious and healthy meals every day.

Together we offer children a wonderful choice of hot food, fresh vegetables, freshly baked bread, fresh fruit, yogurt, jacket potatoes… there really is something for everyone.

All meals are cooked from fresh ingredients every day, sourced locally (where possible within a 60 mile radius of the school), and prepared on-site.

Over the course of the academic year we provide an array of theme days, activities, cookery classes and charity events – these are advertised around the school and on the website.

We would really love to invite parents, grandparents and carers to come and dine with your children and experience first-hand the amazing food. Just let us know when you would like to come in. We look forward to sharing with you.

Due to COVID changes lunchtime is slight different this year, with each class having staggered breaks. Please see our COVID Risk Assessment for the most up to date advice.

  • Lunch time is 12 noon until 1.00 p.m.
  • All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are entitled to free schools meals funded by a government initiative (Universal Infant Free School Meals)
  • The cost for Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils is £2.30 per day/£11.50 per week
  • The cost for Nursery pupils is £2.00
  • Payment for all meals should be made in advance - payment for any meal not taken, due to absence, will be carried forward or refunded
If preferred, children may bring a packed lunch. This should be in a clearly named, airtight container. Cutlery, such as spoons for yoghurts, must be provided as well as a beaker for water. If your child brings a drink it must be in a flask or plastic container with a well fitting lid (no fizzy drinks). Lunch boxes and drinks should be taken to the dining hall before school. Children are encouraged to have a healthy balanced packed dinner – no sweets or chocolate bars. Thank you.
In line with new legislation on food allergens, information is available, upon request, which details a range of possible allergens for each of the items on our menu.  Please contact the School Office for further details