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.
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
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
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 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Unlimited salad bar with eight delicious choices
Two flavours of unlimited freshly baked wholemeal bread
Fresh mixed fruit platter
Homemade yoghurt/yoghurt based mousse or cheesecake
Menus rotate on a three-week cycle. The menu changes in October and April each year.
Due to the changes in School for the Autumn Term 2020 due to Covid-19 we asked Pabulum to design a hot packed lunch style menu that the children could eat in class. Here is our current menu:
This temporary menu also rotates on a three-week cycle.
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/ Nutella. Chocolate-covered biscuits eg Penguins are permitted, but not 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.