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School lunches

School lunches

Children can choose between having a hot meal provided by our in-house catering team, Pabulum    www.pabulum-catering.co.uk/    or bringing in a packed lunch. All children eat their lunch in one of our school halls and are supervised by lunchtime staff. Our menu can always be accessed on the Pabulum website under Menu Download. 

We have a number of pupils who have allergic reactions to foods which can be triggered by ingestion and even by close contact. For some children, their allergic reaction can be particularly severe. Allergens within hot school dinners are tightly controlled, but if you choose to provide a packed lunch, please see the important guidance at the bottom of this page.  

Option 1 - Hot school dinners freshly cooked in school by Pabulum

Current Term's Menu

Hot school dinners are FREE for all children in Years R - 2.

For children in Years 3 - 6 the cost is £2.30 per day. Your child may be eligible for free school meals - contact the school office for more information.

Pabulum were awarded ‘Education Caterer of the Year’ at the Foodservice Cateys. This is regarded as the “Oscars” of the catering industry. Pabulum are based in Fleet less than a mile away from Elvetham Heath!

Pabulum feel strongly about educating the younger generation on healthy eating by providing fresh and wholesome food, as it's through a balanced diet and healthy food choices that students can maintain higher classroom concentration levels. 94% of their food is freshly prepared in the Elvetham Heath kitchen and 75% of the food is British and locally sourced. 

At Elvetham Heath we have a dedicated Pabulum team led by an experienced Executive

Chef Manager.

 Available every day at lunchtime and made fresh in our kitchen we offer:

  • A choice of meat/fish or vegetarian main meal.

  • An extra option of either jacket potato with a variety of fillings or pasta with homemade sauce. (this is available daily).

  • Unlimited salad bar with eight delicious choices.

  • Two types of unlimited freshly baked whole-meal bread.

  • Homemade dessert.

  • Fresh mixed fruit platter.

  • Homemade yoghurt/yoghurt based mousse or cheesecake.

A typical menu- with allergen information

Menus rotate on a three-week cycle. The menu changes in October and April each year.

Option 2 - Packed lunches

If you choose to provide a packed lunch for your child, we ask that you provide a healthy and balanced selection of food, including fruit and vegetables.

Please do NOT include sweets, fizzy drinks, sesame seeded items or items containing nuts/ chocolate nut spread / peanut butter. Chocolate-covered biscuits eg Penguins are permitted, but not confectionary items: Twix, Mars bars etc.

Other items such as eggs and fruit can also set off an allergic reaction for some children, so please explain to your child that they must not share their food with anyone else.