School Meals


Contract Dining Company

Our catering company at Cranbrook Primary is The Contract Dining Company, based in Headcorn, Kent.
They hold the Soil Association's Gold Food for Life Catering Mark which means 15% of the menu uses organic milk, yoghurt, mince, burgers and meatballs. The eggs are free range and so is 5% of the meat. 
All the seasonal fruit and vegetables are sourced in the South East of England. All pasta and rice dishes are wholemeal and wholemeal flour is added to all our homemade biscuits and cakes which are also low in sugar.

Meals can be purchased week by week, via the Arbor App. Children in reception, year one and year two are entitled to a free school meal. Special dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for; please complete an allergens form from the School Office which will be passed on to the kitchen.
At lunch times, the children are provided with a range of options, including a vegetarian meal. 


COVID-19 Information from Contract Dining Company: Please click the links to read the Letter and view the Poster


Recipes for you to try. . .

Pupil Premium Free School Meals

Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals from Pupil Premium funding. If they are, the School would be given £1455 for this tax year. This would help to pay for extra resources and support for your child’s education. The school can claim this additional funding even if your child is in Years R, 1 or 2. 

If you are happy for the School to apply on your behalf, please would you kindly complete the attached form and return to the School as soon as possible.

Please can you also confirm that you are in receipt and can provide the relevant proof of one of the following benefits :

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit


Child tax credit with an annual gross income into the household that is no more than £16,190, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit. If you are entitled to any part of working tax credit there is no eligibility with the exception of working tax run-on as shown below:

Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.


Pupil Premium Free School Meals Form