School Meals

We are very lucky at Houghton Conquest Lower School to have our food supplied by Caterlink an award winning food service provider catering for schools.

Caterlink is the first contract caterer to achieve the ‘Food for Life’ catering mark awarded by the Soil Association which endorses caterers who deliver healthy and climate friendly menus.

Autumn Term 2020

We have opted to continue with the ‘pack-up’ lunch option when we return to school in September, as this means children can either eat in their classrooms or with their wider bubble in the school hall, cleaned in between each bubble. We will review the implementation of packed lunches on a half termly basis, and we wish to reintroduce hot dinners as quickly and as safely as we can accommodate it.

All children who are entitled to a ‘Free School Meal‘ and those children entitled a ‘Universal Infant Free School Meal‘ (this is all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) can have a packed lunch provided by the school upon request each day.

All other children, and anyone not wanting to take up the offer of a free school packed lunch, will need to bring in a packed lunch from home which contains a healthy, balanced diet.

Food Allergy and Intolerance: Individual care/meal plans are created for pupils with food allergies.  These document symptoms and adverse reactions, actions to be taken in an emergency and emergency contact details.  Requests for special diets need to be made using official forms supplied by Caterlink.


Free School Meals

Are you eligible to apply for Free School Meals for your children?
Would you like to save at least £300 a year?
You may qualify if you are in receipt of any of the following:
– Income Support
– Income based Job Seekers Allowance
– Employment and Support Allowance (Income related)
– Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
– National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS)
– Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190

If you feel you may be eligible for this support, please call Central Bedfordshire Council on 0300 300 8306 to apply or obtain for further advice.