School Dinners


    Updates after March 2020

    Please make sure to fill out the Dinner Survey for September on SurveyMonkey (search your PMX emails for "Dinners" or "September 2020")

    Free School Meals for NRPF groups - The government has temporarily extended free school meal eligibility to cover NRPF groups. The groups eligible are:

    • children of Zambrano carers
    • children of families with no recourse to public funds with a right to remain in the UK on grounds of private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
    • children of families receiving support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 who are also subject to a no recourse to public funds restriction

    If any of the above categories apply to your family, please contact us in the school office. There's more information about this on the website below.



    Meal Vouchers for those children who are normally in receipt of Free School Meals, we are providing supermarket e-vouchers through Edenred during this difficult period.  Please contact  if you have any questions relating to this matter.

    Stay safe!

    Edenred Parent/Carer FAQs Sheet

    DfE Free School Meals Voucher Service Privacy Notice


    We are very proud of our school kitchen here at Markeaton Primary School.  All our meals are cooked on site by our dedicated catering team using fresh, additive free, animal welfare assured produce. Where possible, produce will be seasonal, locally sourced and organic.  We can also cater for pupils who have specific allergies, are vegetarian/vegan, or follow a strict diet due to cultural/religious reasons.

    • Cost of dinners for half term Mon 24th Feb - Thur 2nd Apr is £63.80
    • School Dinners are £2.20 per day / £11 per week

    School dinner money is due in advance, either weekly or half-termly.  

    Preferred payment method is via our Parentmail PMX system (click the link to the right). Alternatively, we accept cash or cheque (made payable to Derby City Council) via your child's book bag or deposited in the secure 'drop-box' located in the school reception area.  Please clearly label the envelope with your child's full name, class and amount enclosed. 

    If you would like to change from sandwiches to dinners, or vice versa, please download and complete form Change to Lunchtime Arrangements. If this letter is handed in before Friday, any change in meal arrangements will take effect from the following Monday.

    Our Menus

    Ordinarily our menus are on a 3-week rota, however there are days where we have a themed menu in school. When there are themed menu days taking place during the next few months we'll list them below.

    Please click on the links to download the menus or take a look below:







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    Come To Lunch

    Througout the school year, we arrange 'Come to Lunch' dates for all year groups, where parents/carers are invited to join their child over lunchtime and sample one of our delicious school dinners. For more information, please check our 'Dates For Your Diary' page.


    Home-Cooked Favourites

    Our Kitchen Team are always on the lookout for new, tasty and nutritious recipes.  If you have any of your own that you would like to share, please email


    We are a nut free school!

    Due to children who attend Markeaton Primary School that have a severe nut allergy, we kindly request that you do not send your children to school with nuts, or products containing nuts, for their snack or in their packed lunches.

    For some children, contact with nut products could be potentially life-threatening.!

    Thank you for your cooperation in helping making Markeaton Primary School a safe school for all.