School Meals

School Meals

At Temple Learning Academy, all our school meals are prepared on site, fresh, by our experienced catering team.


Cooked meals, including a vegetarian option, are prepared daily and children are offered a choice of main courses and desserts.  Salads and fruit are always available. Our catering team provide food which meets national Food Standards criteria. See below for our latest menu choices.

School Menu for 2021

* Please note that the chicken used on Pasta & Curry days is Halal.

School meals cost £2.30 per day. This is FREE to every pupil in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Those entitled to Free School Meals (see below for details) will also receive these from the school kitchens.

Your child will receive a free school meal as part of the universal free school meal offer.

If you are the parent, foster parent, network family carer or guardian of children at school, and you are on a low income, you could be entitled to free school meals.

Young people, who are still at school but receive income support in their own right, can also receive free school meals. Check the link below to see if you are entitled to these.


We use a CASHLESS CATERING SYSTEM.  Pupils wishing to purchase a school meal must doing so via our PARENT PAY portal by loading money on to their individual accounts. Please see the admin team if you need support to set this up. Parents of children in Year 3 onward can see what their child has chosen on the portal. If you need support with this please contact the admin team. 

If you would like your child to have a packed lunch from Year 3 onward please refer to our guidelines below. Please provide your child a healthy lunch and with water as a drink. We do not permit sweets, energy drinks or fizzy lemonade at lunch time.

Packed Lunch Guidelines TLA