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Lunch Menu

Summer Term 2020

Spring 2020 Menu


All food at Cookham Dean CE Primary School is cooked on site by Caterlink.  The menu changes on a 3 week rota, a copy of the menu is sent home with all children at the beginning of term, there are extra copies available in the hall lobby area or please check the menu which is displayed on the noticeboard in the KS2 playground.    Our aim is to provide a menu to encourage children to develop a healthy attitude towards food.  Vegetables are freshly prepared.  Recipes are available upon request.  Parents are welcome to come and join us for lunch, please let the school office know by 3pm the day before if you will be joining your child, along with payment of £3.00  


If you require any help with the online payment system please visit  under the ‘General Information’ tab there is a link to the parent user guide, which should have the answer to any queries. 


Free School Meals

ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a universal free school meal.  HOWEVER if you are in receipt of benefits and believe you would have been entitled to a free school meal prior to the new government funding, please contact the school office as we are able to earn extra funding just by registering a pupil. 


If you think you may be eligible for free school meals or pupil premium funding please check the website





The meal price for pupil paid meals as from September 2018 has been reduced to £2.00.


Parents are already able to pay for their child’s meal on line, however this will now be compulsory, we will no longer accept cash or cheques for school lunches as the system is being managed by Caterlink only.




With effect from Monday 21st January 2019, you will need to order your child’s meal online. Meals can be ordered for particular days, a week or even a term in advance. It is essential that meals are chosen at home ordered on the system as otherwise a school meal cannot be prepared for your child.


For pupils who are entitled to a UIFSM (Universal Free School Meals – Children in Reception, Years 1 and 2) plus pupils entitled to a free meal – you will still need to order your child’s meal choice on line. This is quick and easy to do and can be ordered for the whole term in advance. Parents will be able to decide with their child the school meal they would like to eat on a daily basis. Please make sure your child knows what has been ordered for them.


For paying pupils, meals will also need to be ordered on line, however please ensure your account is in credit as you will not be able to book a meal if not. Automated e-mail alerts and reminders can be set up as a prompt when the account is below £10.00.


If you are unable to book a meal on line please ensure you send your child in with packed lunch as there will be no meal ordered for them that day.


Meals will no longer be able to be ordered in the classroom in the morning and must have been ordered at home by 12pm the night before.


Caterlink/Cookham Dean School

Pupil Premium/Free School Meals Application Form

Cookham Dean CE Primary School, Bigfrith Lane,

Cookham Dean, Maidenhead SL6 9PH.

Tel: 01628 482734.