School Dinners

    Our kitchen will begin ordering for September shortly. If your child would like to change their dinner arrangements from the first week in September (switching from sandwiches to dinners or vice versa), please use the SurveyMonkey form that we emailed out via ParentMail in June.


    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.


    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 5th Sep - Fri 21st Oct is £77
    • 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). 

    If you would like to change from sandwiches to dinners, or vice versa, please email the school office and include details of any food allergies or other dietary requirements the kitchen will need to know about. Alternatively you can download and complete the form Change to Lunchtime Arrangements (it may also be useful to have a look at this form to see what sort of information you should include in an email). If we receive notification 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.

    • Friday 22nd July - Leavers Lucky Dip Menu

    You can click on the link to download the menus for this term or take a look below.

    Leavers Lucky Dip Menu - July 2022






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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.