School Meals

At Oatlands School we encourage children to learn about eating a healthy diet. In class, children cook, explore and taste a wide variety of foods. We see lunchtimes as a very important part of this learning.

Our school meals are prepared on site by our catering team ( to meet strict dietary guidelines. Twelve15 operate a 3 week rolling menu which changes twice a year (Spring-Summer/Autumn-Winter).  We tailor this menu to reflect the age group being served and if your child requires a special diet we are happy to cater for them.   We have recently introduced 'meat-free Mondays' and 'starters' rather than dessert twice a week and the children have really enjoyed these changes. 

In the lunch-hall, the children sit in small groups and are served their meal 'family style' by our older pupils. We expect good table manners, correct use of cutlery and encourage children to try all the foods on their plate, especially the vegetables!  


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From September 2014 all pupils at Oatlands are entitled to free school meals. (UIFSM) however you may choose to bring a packed lunch if you prefer. Should you choose this option, we expect you to pack a healthy meal, with no sweets, chocolate bars or fizzy drinks. Oatlands promotes sustainability so we also encourage drinks and sandwiches to be brought in re-usable containers.  We are a 'nut-free' school and must ensure that all food brought into school, including in packed lunches and after school snacks is entirely nut-free.

We require 2 weeks notice, in writing, should any child wish to change from having a cooked lunch to a packed lunch and vice versa. 

Water is available for all children at lunch times and throughout the day. All children are provided with a free mid morning snack of fruit or vegetable from the Fruits for School Scheme.  The type of fruit is seasonal so varies throughout the year however most frequently, your child can expect apples, bananas, pears, oranges, carrots or cherry tomatoes as a snack.

Please explore the links below to find out more about the School Lunches provision within Surrey including nutritional and allergy information for many of the meals available in school.  You can also download a copy of the planned menu for the current term and the menu for the current week.

First Stop Twelve15

My School Lunch

NHS Healthy Food Facts