Sunderland's school meals service provides hot, healthy and tasty meals for thousands of school children on a daily basis. Every meal is freshly prepared each day by a team of highly skilled and experienced school cooks.

Our menus are designed with the help of children and young people to ensure pupils will enjoy them. We provide a wide variety of meals, including daily vegetarian options, that all comply with national nutritional standards.

If your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2, then they are entitled to a free school meal courtesy of the universal infant free school meal initiative. This could save you approximately £380 per year per child. Otherwise the price of a meal in primary schools (including nurseries) is £2.00.

If your child has a special dietary need related to a medical condition, allergy or intolerance, and you wish them to have a school meal, please provide a written request to your school from a doctor or dietician. You can also contact us directly if you have any queries about special diets.