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School Dinners

HC3S, Your Award-Winning School Caterer


Celebrating 30 years of school catering in 2019, our successful ethos is to provide healthy, local, responsible sourced food that children love. Our tasty, freshly cooked, nutritious dishes help your children flourish and reach their potential. As part of a balanced diet, our lunches provide a third of a child’s daily calorie intake, to aid concentration levels and give them energy to focus and to play. The cost of a school meal is currently £2.80 per day.


We know that providing award winning meals isn’t enough and so at HC3S we go that step further, by helping schools and the wider community to encourage children, parents, carers to live healthy lifestyles and think sustainably.   


That’s why both our ‘Ready Steady Cook’ and healthy eating/lunchbox sessions, the later in collaboration we Public Health England, are fun, engaging and available in your area. Our added value ‘Food to Flourish Classroom’ resources help teachers educate children in an innovative, food related fashion that cuts across the curriculum.


Where opportunity arise, we bring live cooking and food related workshops to the classrooms. Sometimes, through partnerships with our suppliers and other local food organisations, outside of the classroom, creating sensory filled memorable experiences.

Celebrate with us throughout the academic year as we support Nutrition and Hydration Week, British Food Fortnight, and National School Meals Week; key events in the food and drink calendar which are lots of fun.


Free school meals are available to children of parents who are in receipt of certain benefits.  Entitlement to free meals can be established at school.  Alternatively you may check your entitlement by completing an online application.


School dinners should be paid for in advance.  Payment can be made via the online system but we also accept cash and cheques through the school office.


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