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Menu and price for primary and special schools

The current menu is available in primary and special schools from September 2021 to July 2022.

Please note, schools may make changes to their menu, for example where the menu is linked to the curriculum.

There are three menus that rotate on a weekly basis.

Week one starts at the beginning of each new term and after each school holiday, followed by week two, week three, and then returning to week one.

The dates and menus for each week are shown below, or you can download the School meals menu2.56MB.

Primary school meal prices

A top quality, fresh and nutritious 2 course meal and drink costs £2.20 per day from September but infant meals are free.

Dinner money is collected weekly in schools on a Monday. Some schools have online lunch payment systems; please check with your child's school. Parents / carers can also pay by cheque, made payable to South Tyneside Council.

On the menu everyday

Food that is available everyday includes: 

  • Fresh sandwiches and wraps
  • Crispy jacket potatoes with toppings
  • Salad cart
  • Fresh fruit, yoghurt and cheese with crackers offered as an alternative dessert 
  • Chilled drinking water
  • Fresh bread 

Week one menu

The week one menu is available on the weeks beginning:

  • 06 September 2021
  • 27 September 2021
  • 18 October 2021
  • 01 November 2021
  • 22 November 2021
  • 13 December 2021
  • 03 January 2022
  • 24 January 2022
  • 14 February 2022
  • 28 February 2022
  • 21 March 2022
  • 25 April 2022
  • 16 May 2022
  • 06 June 2022
  • 27 June 2022
  • 18 July 2022

Monday (week one)

Mains: 

  • Crunchy topped macaroni cheese with garlic bread (V)
  • Omelette with crusty bread and fresh salads (V) (Free range egg) 
  • Breaded Quorn dippers with BBQ sauce and golden potato cubes (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg:     

  •   Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  •   Salad Cart
  •   Crispy Jacket Potatoes and Toppings, also Fresh Sandwiches/Wraps

Desserts: 

  • Baked chocolate cake with chocolate sauce (R/S)
  • Neapolitan angel whirl

Tuesday (week one)

Mains: 

  • Chicken burger in a bun with salad garnish
  • Top crust steak pie with gravy and herby mash
  • Red lentil and sweet potato curry and rice (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes and Toppings, also Fresh Sandwiches/Wraps

Desserts:

  • Apple and raspberry crumble with custard
  • Chocolate crispy cake

Wednesday (week one)

Mains: 

  • Minced beef with glazed dumpling and mash
  • Chunky chicken curry with sunshine rice
  • Assorted panini with crispy salad (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes and Toppings, also Fresh Sandwiches/Wraps

Desserts: 

  • Blueberry and lemon muffin with milk drink
  • Strawberry fruit sundae

Thursday (week one)

Mains: 

  • Chicken fillet with Yorkshire pudding and gravy with golden oven roast potatoes
  • Cottage pie with root vegetable mash topping
  • Vegetable ravioli served with crusty bread (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg:  

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes and Toppings, also Fresh Sandwiches/Wraps

Desserts: 

  • Rice pudding with fruit puree
  • Ice cream and fruit

Friday (week one)

Mains:

  • Breaded fish fingers with tomato sauce
  • Chef's Special pizza with assorted fresh salads
  • Pasta Pomodoro (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg:  

  • Chef's choice of seasonal vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes and Toppings, also Fresh Sandwiches/Wraps

Desserts: 

  • Fruit Friday
  • Chef's choice of fruit desserts (No added sugar)

Week two menu

The week two menu is available on the weeks beginning:

  • 13 September 2021
  • 04 October 2021
  • 08 November 2021
  • 29 November 2021 
  • 10 January 2022
  • 31 January 2022
  • 07 March 2022
  • 28 March 2022
  • 02 May 2022
  • 23 May 2022
  • 13 June 2022
  • 04 July 2022

Monday (week two)

Mains: 

  • Baked fishcake with potato wedges
  • Chef's selection of pizzas with assorted salads (V)
  • Quorn bolognaise in rich tomato sauce (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes and Toppings, also sandwiches/wraps

Desserts: 

  • Chocolate brownies with milk drink (Vegan recipe)
  • Iced finger roll

Tuesday (week two)

Mains:

  • Special curry of the day with rice
  • Beef lasagne with garlic bread
  • Vegetable and chickpea stir fry with noodles (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes and Toppings, also sandwiches/wraps

Desserts: 

  • Steamed syrup sponge and custard
  • Fruity delight pudding

Wednesday (week two)

Mains: 

  • Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and oven roast potatoes
  • Low fat sausage in a bun
  • Tomato and basil pasta (V) 

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes with Toppings, also sandwiches/wraps

Desserts: 

  • Chocolate orange puddle cake
  • Iced toffee yoghurt

Thursday (week two)

Mains:

  • BBQ chicken fillet with chips
  • Cottage pie with crispy cheese crust
  • Falafel burger UK Food hall (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes with Toppings,also sandwiches/wraps

Desserts: 

  • Angel Crunch
  • Butterscotch cookie and milk drink

Friday (week two)

Mains:

  • Chicken pie with gravy and herby mash
  • Baked fish fingers with lemon mayo & oven baked wedges
  • Vegetable ravioli with cheese topping and crusty bread (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes with Toppings, also sandwiches/wraps

Desserts: 

  • Fruit Friday
  • Chef's choice of fruit desserts (No added sugar)

Week three

The week three menu is available on the weeks beginning:

  • 20 September 2021
  • 11 October 2021
  • 15 November 2021
  • 06 December 2021
  • 17 January 2022
  • 07 February 2022
  • 14 March 2022
  • 04 April 2022
  • 09 May 2022 
  • 20 June 2022
  • 11 July 2022

Monday (week three)

Mains: 

  • Chef's selection of pizza's with assorted salads of the day (V)
  • Easy peasy lentil curry & sunshine rice (V)
  • Quorn meatballs in tomato sauce & noodles (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes with Toppings,also sandwiches/wraps

Desserts: 

  • Steamed damp ginger cake and custard
  • Chocolate ice cream sponge roll

Tuesday (week three)

Mains:

  • Low fat burger in bun
  • Chef's special chicken curry with fluffy rice
  • Crunchy topped macaroni Cheese with garlic bread (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes with Toppings,also sandwiches/wraps

Desserts: 

  • Apple crumble and custard
  • Crunchy oat cookie

Wednesday (week three)

Mains:

  • Minced beef cobbler with gravy & mash
  • Chicken burrito with crispy salad
  • Vegetable fingers with garlic mayo & wedges (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes with Toppings,also sandwiches/wrap

Desserts: 

  • Golden cornflake cake
  • Creamy custard rice

Thursday (week three)

Mains:

  • Spaghetti Bolognaise
  • Tuna and salmon pasta salad with crusty bread
  • Vegetable and chickpea curry with fluffy rice (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes with Toppings, also sandwiches/wrap

Desserts:

  • Pancake with assorted toppings  
  • Fruity jelly

Friday (week three)

Mains:

  • Turkey and vegetable pie with gravy and mash
  • Fishcake star
  • Cheese pie (V)

Potatoes / rice / pasta / veg: 

  • Chef's Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
  • Salad Cart
  • Crispy Jacket Potatoes with Toppings,also  sandwiches /wraps

Desserts:

  • Fruit Friday
  • Chef's choice of fruit desserts (No added sugar)

Please note

Some schools will use different variations of this menu.

The menu is subject to availability. 

After every school holiday the menu reverts back to week one.  

R/S = Reduced sugar recipe.

Most recipes now have reduced sugar, even though not stated.

V = Vegetarian   

Food allergies and special diets

Find out about Food allergies and special diets in schools.


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