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Lunch at Great Binfields

Your child can order a freshly prepared, nutritious school lunch every day from our catering partner, Pabulum. There is a wide range of choices over the week and children will have access to a salad bar, speciality breads and a selection of puddings including fresh fruit.


Pabulum are committed to providing good quality school lunches to all children, including those with allergies. Their allergy awareness menu is free from the 14 main allergens overed in the Food Information Regulations 2014, including eggs, milk, gluten and soya and do not use any ingredients which intentionally contain tree nuts or peanuts.


Medically prescribed diet menus can be created for children who have dietary requirements which have been prescribed by a medical practitioner such as a GP or Dietician. They are also able to provide a breakdown of nutritional information if required. Examples of this are carbohydrate counts for pupils with Type 1 diabetes or fat content of meals for children who take PERT (Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy) medication. If your child requires a medically prescribed diet, please ask our office to send you Pabulum's   prescribed diet request form  and email a copy to


Pabulum' s menus also have a wide choice for children who follow Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal or Kosher diets. Please contact the school office if you have any questions or require additional information about ingredients and recipes.



Packed Lunches

Instead of having a school meal children may bring their own packed lunch. We would however ask that you ensure the contents of your child’s lunch box are in line with NHS's healthy eating principles below. Please note, due to some children having severe allergies, we are a nut free school.


We would also ask that Babybel cheeses be unwrapped before they are sent to school as the wax casing is very difficult to remove from the hall floor if dropped.Sweets are not permitted.


Due to the risk of choking, can we please ask that if you are providing your child with grapes, they are cut in half lengthways.

Why are grapes so dangerous?

The size and shape of grapes means they can completely plug a child’s airway. And the tight seal produced by the grape’s smooth surface makes them difficult to dislodge with standard first aid techniques.

Young children are particularly vulnerable to choking on grapes because:

  • They don’t have a full set of teeth and are still learning to chew properly.
  • Their swallow reflex is still developing.
  • Their airway is very small.


What to include in your child's lunchbox

A healthier lunchbox should:

  • be based on starchy carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta)
  • include fresh fruit and vegetables/salad
  • include a source of protein such as beans and pulses, eggs, fish, meat, cheese (or dairy alternative)
  • include a side dish such as a low-fat and lower-sugar yoghurt (or dairy alternative), tea cake, fruit bread, plain rice/corn cakes, homemade plain popcorn, sugar-free jelly
  • include a drink such as water, skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, sugar-free or no-added-sugar drinks

The Eatwell Guide shows you how to have a healthy balanced diet and can help you decide what to put in your child's lunchbox.

Find healthy lunchbox ideas at Change4Life.