School Meals

Dinner Money Payments 2018-2019: 

School Meals for Summer Term 2019

Please note there has be a 5p increase per school meal. This is the first increase for 2 years. 

Summer 1

Wednesday 24th April - Friday 24th May 2019

22 meals at £2.65 = £58.30 

Summer 2

Monday 3rd June - Monday 22nd July 2019

36 meals at £2.65 = £95.40 

Summer Term Total Costs = £153.70

School meal prices have been frozen for the past two years, however now due to an increase in Pabulum Catering Services our school meal prices will increase by 5p per school meal.

We must insist that pupils taking a school meal pay half termly or termly in advance.


If your child would like to change their meal preference, please download and complete the 'School meal Preference Form' here and send to the school office via the email. Forms must be returned by Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

Alternatively you can find the form just outside the office, please complete and hand it into the office. If you have any queries please speak to the office.

Transitioning from Year 2 into Year 3 and School Dinners

As we come to the end of the year it is necessary for Year 2 parents to now consider whether you wish your child to continue with school dinners next term or move to packed lunch. The Universal Infant Free School Meal (UFSM) scheme has covered the costs of your dinners up until the end of July but when your child starts Year 3 in September school meals will be charged at £13.25 per week or £2.65 per day. There are 2 options: 

1. bring in packed lunch 5 days per week

2. have school lunch 5 days per week

If your child is currently in year 2 and will be going into year 3 in September please complete the School meal Preference form here and return to the school office by Friday, 12th July 2019.

Break Times & Healthy Treats:

Children may bring in a little treat to share with their friends in class, usually on the occasion of their birthday. Please try to ensure these are healthy treats, such as fruit or another tiny gift. Some children have very robust teeth, but others do not and this can make visits to the dentist very distressing after a lot of sugary treats.

The children are allowed to bring in a piece of fruit for play times. Sweets, chewing gum and crisps are not allowed. Please remember that no nuts are allowed. Children in Reception, Years 1 & 2 will be offered a piece of fruit, usually at morning break, as part of the National Fruit Scheme.

Pabulum are delighted to provide the catering services at Tetherdown Primary School. Pabulum’s Vision is to be at the forefront of improving the next generation’s health and well-being, by shaping the food culture in education that inspires a passion and love of fresh food – without compromise.

We 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 children can maintain higher classroom concentration levels. 94% of our food is freshly prepared in Tetherdown Primary School’s kitchen and 75% of the food is British and locally sourced. 

At Tetherdown Primary School we have a dedicated Pabulum team led by Millie Stewart Chef Manager.

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

  •         A choice of meat/fish or vegetarian main meal
  •          Unlimited salad bar with eight delicious choices
  •          Jacket potato with a variety of fillings
  •          Two choices of unlimited freshly baked wholemeal bread
  •          Homemade dessert
  •          Fresh mixed fruit platter
  •          Homemade yoghurt or mousse

Our Pabulum dining experience gives every child time to enjoy our fresh food offer, whilst encouraging children to try delicious new dishes and rewarding them with a Healthy Bunch sticker or certificate.

Click here for Pabulum's new seasonal menu for the Summer Term (after the Easter holiday) and also includes allergen information for each dish.

Pabulum goes beyond the fresh food dining experience; our initiatives engage and inspire to help develop a deeper appreciation of food through parents’ evenings, playground taster sessions, food assemblies and cookery demonstrations.

To find out more about Pabulum, our suppliers or our company initiatives please check out our website at for the latest blogs and news stories, or alternatively you can call us on 01252 819991.

We would love to hear your feedback, please contact

Free School Meals
Free meals are available for families in receipt of certain benefits.
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA (IR)
  • Child Tax Credit (providing your assessed annual income is less than 16,190, and you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit)
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
  • If you are supported by NASS under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylumn Act 1999. You must provide your NASS reference number.
If you feel you may qualify, or need more information from Haringey, please click here  or ask the office.
Some children will still choose to bring a packed lunch. We would ask that these do not contain sweets, chocolates or fizzy drinks. Children are not allowed to share food with a friend, as many children suffer from allergic reactions to a range of foods, so please reinforce this point at home.
School Meals
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