Lunch and Food in School
Food in School
Please find below the link to the current school meal menu. The meat option is available in halal and non halal options. To learn how to order lunch for your child please visit https://www.stjohns.reading.sch.uk/parent-pay/
Special diets and pupils with allergies can be catered for when Caterlink are supplied with medical evidence. Please discuss your child's needs with the school office.
For more information on Caterlink, the school meals provider please click
The current menu is
ALLERGIES: Please note that our school is a nut free school.
There are pupils attending the school with a variety of food allergies and we therefore do not encourage children to swap food at any time.
We enjoy celebrating birthdays in school however due to allergies we are very limited as to what we are able to send home with children on behalf of another child’s birthday.
If you would like to send a treat in for your child’s birthday please ensure you have checked with the teacher how many children are in the class.
We can only accept a small wrapped lollipop or sweet that the birthday child can hand out to their class at the end of the day.
We remind children that they must ask their parents permission before unwrapping and eating the sweet. Unfortunately, we will need to return any other sweets/cakes that are sent into school.
Allergy Aware menu
Children with a medically diagnosed allergy or intolerance can have a special menu prepared for them by our caterers, Chartwells. A letter is needed from your doctor advising us of their allergy in order for this to be provided. Without this, children will be offered a lunch, which is currently a jacket potato and baked beans, followed by fruit.
Children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day, to keep hydrated. This bottle should only have water in and not squash or any other liquid. Children may refill their water bottle if they need to at school.
Children in Foundation Stage 1 and 2, Year 1 and Year 2
Children in the above groups will be offered a fruit or vegetable each day, as a snack, as part of a Government Initiative.