Our menu and prices

Introducing our new menu for September 2020

At CATERed, we are continuing to work very closely with schools to understand how we can support them with their back to school plans for September onwards.

Each school is likely to be doing things slightly differently dependent on their individual circumstances and what will work best to ensure the safety of pupils and staff.

We know from talking with Headteachers and staff that the key to all of this will be flexibility and working together to meet the needs of pupils, instil confidence amongst families and staff and ensure safe working with all guidance and social distancing in place.

We hope we have been able to take some pressure off schools by being able to provide solutions for school food and catering for those pupils attending school.

To reassure staff, schools and families we have reviewed Risk Assessments, Work Instructions and Working Practises and appropriate and additional training and advice has been provided to staff to ensure our units are COVID 19 secure in line with government guidelines for schools and catering businesses.

The published menu celebrates Mayflower 400 and we have used this to also produce amended hot and cold packed lunch menus so that wherever our customers require they can enjoy one of our freshly prepared 2 course lunches.

Mayflower 400 Menu

Hot and Cold Packed Lunch Menu


Due to ongoing changes to our food supplies due to shortages nationally we are removing the allergen information for the time being. For the most up to date details on all allergens present in the menus please contact the main CATERed office email catering@catered.org.uk.

All our units have the most up to date allergen details to work with and we can help you with all allergen enquiries so that you can choose the right meals for your child.

Brook Green Menu


Your school may have decided to offer just one of these menus or all of them, the decisions will have been based on how the service can best operate based on individual schools and staff availability. In all decisions, safe working and the safety of pupils and staff has been the deciding factor.

You should check communications from your school regarding the offer in your child’s school.

School lunches will be available for FSM (Free School Meals) eligible pupils attending school, pupils in Foundation and Year 1 who are entitled to UIFSM (Universal Infant Free School Meals) and all other pupils who pay for lunches.

At All Saints Academy Plymouth the menu will be updated regularly, pupils can obtain the daily choices from the school.

If you have any questions about the menu choices or allergens, please telephone your child’s school and ask to speak with Catering Manager or contact us at catering@catered.org.uk

Meal prices

From 1 September 2018 the price of a school meal in Plymouth is:

  • Infant, Junior Primary  - £2.20
  • Secondary - £2.50

The price of our school lunch has once again been held recognising the current economic climate; with the service offering excellent value for money and being amongst the lowest priced in the region comparing very favourably with other authorities and providers across the south west.

The price of a school meal in Plymouth is:

  • Infant, junior, primary and special schools - £2.20 (the price includes a main course, dessert and fruit drink, milk or water).
  • Secondary schools and academies - £2.50 (the price includes a main course and dessert (the meal of the day) which meets the food-based and nutrient-based standards).

To avoid disadvantaging or discriminating against any pupil or student, the available free school meal (for those registered as eligible) and the paid meal (the meal of the day) should both be available at the same value (£2.50).

A cafeteria style service is operated in secondary schools so parents/carers and students should consider that if items are selected other than the meal of the day then the total cost of the selected meal could be different to the above price.

For information on eligibility for free school meals and how to apply please visit our free school meals page.