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St Mary's Walk, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 9RR

0117 903 1447


Shirehampton Primary School

School Meals -Aspens 

We are always in the mood for good food!

We are Aspens Services, a market-leading contract catering company and specialist school meal provider.

We only work in the education sector so we know what our customers want.  Mixing this knowledge with an understanding of what’s hot in the food world sparks creativity and excitement in our chefs. Our kitchens provide delicious home cooked school food each day and cater for individual dietary requirements.

We don’t just provide food, we play our part to educate children and raise awareness about nutrition, food and where it comes from, so that they can make informed and mindful choices.  Feeding our future.

We make sure that our Food Festival school lunch menus are packed with comfort dishes and, at the same time, we help pupils to take their first steps with new tastes to explore.  

We don’t just provide food, we play our part to educate children and raise awareness about nutrition, food and where it comes from, so that they can make informed and mindful choices.  Feeding our future.

food festival top 10 why school meals are great.pdf



The school menu rotates on a three-week basis and refreshes for Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer seasons.  Here’s the current menu:

23 24 shirehampton menu.pdf

family information pack.pdf



Snack Shack: We are really looking forward to supporting the children with some brilliant new breaktime snack items. You can view the menu here.


Breakfast club is back! Our popular breakfast club offers delicious food at affordable prices. The menu is available here.

copy of breakfast menu january 23.pdf


How school meals can support your child's diet

All children need a nutritious, balanced meal to grow and meet their full potential.

School meals need to be compliant with the School Food Standards. These were created to help children develop healthy eating habits and ensure that they get the energy and nutrition they need across the whole school day. Therefore, parents should be able to trust that the school’s menu has been developed based on scientific nutrition research.

Click on the link to find out more about the Government’s School Meals Food Standards: https://www.gov.uk/school-meals-food-standards

Free school meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently entitled to receive UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS!  We think it’s a fantastic idea so please make sure that you support this initiative. Not only will you be saving money but you will also be giving your child a nutritionally balanced school meal to fuel their bodies for the rest of the learning day.

Please note that this is not to be confused with FREE SCHOOL MEALS that you may be entitled to for children in any year:

  • Universal Credit and your household income after tax is less than £7,400 per year (not including any benefits you get)
  • Child Tax Credit, as long as you are not getting Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of less than £16,190
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • The guaranteed part of Pension Credit
  • Asylum seeker support.
  • It is also available to looked-after children, pupils who have been adopted and those whose parents are currently serving military personnel.

Please request the relevant form from the school office or look at this website:   https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals


Special diets 

Special diets are an integral part of our education catering provision, whether as a result of an ethical or religious belief or a food intolerance or allergy. To register this as a requirement please complete and return the special diets form to the school as soon as possible.

Our planet

We work closely with our clients and suppliers to be as environmentally friendly as we can. By making lots of small changes, we can make a big difference. We care about the future and continue to focus on responsible sourcing, using seasonal produce, increasing our focus on plant-based recipes, making our menus more sustainable, keeping waste to a minimum and reusing and recycling to reduce the impact we have.

Joining our team  

It takes some pretty special people to make sure that we give our schoolchildren and young adults great food every day.  We are keen to add to our teams with talented people and so if you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself and learn new skills, let us know.

To find out more, or if you have any questions about our school meals provision, please visit our website.

Making great school food memories!