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Aspens's achievements

At our recent EHO inspection on 15 May 2018, we were awarded 5*. As this is the highest award possible for hygiene, we're really pleased!


Special Events

Cookie Celebration:

Aspens, in partnership with Shirehampton Primary, wish to thank the children who have continually enjoyed the catering experience. As a reward they presented over 150 special cookies to all children who had eaten over 25 meals in term 2. This was a huge increase from the 104 cookies awarded in term 1. Thank you from Aspens. 

Herb Garden:

Aspens are all about educating the next generation and recently helped the school's Eco Council to learn about what ingredients go into their school dinners. Together they built a large herb garden in the school's Green Space which will provide some of the fresh ingredients used in the school kitchen; the Eco Council are very excited to be able to use the produce they have planted and grown. They also got to sample some delicious carrot cake and beetroot and chocolate cake both baked by Aspens - yummy!


Sports Day B-B-Q Wednesday 20 June:

The drizzle didn't put a dampener on the day and certainly didn't stop us feeling hungry at lunch time! Aspens served over 300 lunches to children, staff and parents; all of whom loved the freshly cooked food. Bring on next year - hopefully the sun will join us too!

Father's Day breakfast and lunch:  On Friday 15 June Aspens provided a delicious meal for over 45 dad's or male role models. It was brilliant and the food went down a treat. 

Mother's Day breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea:

On Friday 9 March over 100 mums, nans and aunties were treated to something tasty to celebrate Mother's Day. The flowers, smiles and sound of laughter made this a really special occasion.


Future events

Tuesday 5th March 2019:    

Pancake Day. Join us for a flipping amazing desert!



Friday 22nd March 2019:          

Friday Families Breakfast. Join us for a nutritious and delicious start to your day!


Friday 29th March 2019:           

Join us for our annual treat for mothers and female carers. To book your place watch out for the letter coming out on Thursday 14th March.




School Meals -Aspens

School meals are provided by Aspens. To view the menu and download the Aspens app for Shirehampton Primary School, please click here: Aspens Services.

Great tasting food that your children will love. 

Aspens is the company chosen by the school to provide the meal service to your children. We specialise in providing catering to schools and colleges across the country.

The food children eat at school plays an important role in their well-being, and eating a well-balanced diet will not only maintain and improve their health, but will also set them on the right track for later life. We understand this and that's why we are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food that is cooked in our kitchen.

There is a daily choice of a main hot meal, vegetarian hot meal, jacket potato with a choice of fillings, salad bar or a school prepared packed lunch. Click on the Aspens Services link above to view the current menu.

The children's packed lunches consist of a choice of sandwiches, roll or a pasta pot which your child gets to choose at lunchtime on the day, along with a healthy snack and fruit bag and dessert.

Responsible catering.

At Aspens, we take our responsibility of catering for today's children and young people seriously. All of our dishes are prepared everyday using quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that are responsibly sourced.

As well as ensuring the food on the plate is healthy, we want the children to understand the importance of eating the right foods and help them with their food and nutrition journey.

Special diets and food allergens.

Don't think your child can't enjoy our great food if they have a special diet- they are an important part of our catering service. We can provide food if they have an intolerance, an allergy, or require an alternative choice due to religious beliefs.

Legislation requires caterers to provide allergen information on food sold that is served 'unpackaged'. Aspens already cater for lots of children with allergies and we regularly check the information from suppliers to see if there has been any ingredient changes. It is still important that our customers talk to us so we can work together and continue to provide meals that are safe for your children to eat.

Universal free school meals

All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to receive universal free school meals! We think it's a fantastic idea so please make sure you support this initiative. Not only will you be saving money (it really is completely free), but you will be giving your child a nutritionally balanced meal to fuel their bodies for the rest of their learning day.

Free school meals

Not to be confused with universal free school meals above.  Free school meals is an entitlement that some children can receive due to the finanaical circumstances of you, as their parents. If you feel your child may be entitled please see the Free School meals section in the parents tab on this website, pop into the school office or visit


For Key Stage 2 pupils, who aren't entitled to free school meals, meals cost £2.00 per day, £10.00 per week.


Children may bring a packed lunch. We are a healthy school so encourage you to ensure it consists of a balanced selection of food groups (carbs, protein, dairy, fruit and veg, fat) for example a sandwich, yoghurt, fruit, 1 packet of crisps and a sweet snack.  Children are only allowed water in school and for reasons of safety do not send drinks in glass bottles. 

Sweets should not be brought to school; but snacks for playtime may be provided, such as fruit or other healthy snacks.

Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 children are given fruit on a daily basis and a drink of milk is provided free for those children not yet 5 years of age.