School Dinners

Lunch shop

Our school meals are provided through a catering service called Orian This is a flexible service where parents can order meals with their children on line from home and pick and choose from menus for up to 3 weeks in advance. The children can also order and make their meal choices in school on the whiteboard in the morning before 9.30am. The food is home made to order, fresh and tasty! Parents can login via the lunch shop system – food2 food3 food4

All children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school lunch.

Did you know?

  • Children who have a balanced meal at lunchtime can concentrate better and are more receptive during afternoon lessons.
  • Lack of exercise and poor diet mean that one in four children are either overweight or obese.
  • Sitting down and eating a meal together helps children develop social and interpersonal skills.
  • Over 75% of the main courses and desserts are prepared freshly each day on site by trained catering staff.
  • Only quality ingredients from trusted suppliers are bought.

If your child is in KS2 and you feel may be entitled to a free meal but is reluctant to take it, please contact us at school on 0191 4335618.

Alternatively, if you think your child may be entitled to free meals please contact us at school or call the Council’s Benefits Team on 0191 433 3729.

Click on the link to see our latest menu: Parkhead Autumn 2019

Parkhead Summer Menu 2019

Parkhead Spring 2019

Instructions for using lunch shop can be found here: PARENT PROCEDURE ON LUNCHSHOP

Free packed lunches available every day for pick up

From Monday, Parkhead Primary will be offering a packed lunch takeaway service for parents who currently qualify for free school meals.


We ask that parents who require a packed lunch for their child please use lunchshop and choose the packed lunch choices from the menu. Please order from home on line and preorder at the very latest the night before. If for whatever reason you cannot access lunchshop then please call the main school office on 01914334146 the day before to place your order.

Remember that you can order up to 3 weeks in advance.

Pick up

Every day the packed lunch will be ready for pick up at the following times from the KS2 main office.

Nursery and reception – 11.30-11.45am.

KS1 – 11.45-12.15pm

Year 3 and 4 – 12.15 -12.30pm

Year 5 and 6 – 12.30pm-12.45pm

If you have more than one child, then please arrive between 11.30am and 12.15pm


We ask that parents press the buzzer at the main office door and wait for a member of staff to take their name over the intercom. Please respect social distancing guidelines and if someone is already waiting at the door then please wait at the top of the steps until the person is leaving the car park and do not gather in groups. Due to the restrictions in place we won’t be admitting children of parents who are not key workers in to school premises. The packed lunch will be brought to the delivery entrance for parents to pick them up.

There must be an adult collecting the food.


At this time, we have not yet got the facility to issue food vouchers but should this change we will let parents know as soon as possible.


In the event your family is self-isolating, please telephone the school office and let us know the name of the adult that is picking your food up.

If you have any queries, please call the school office on 0191 433 4146 or you can email or text us as usual.