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

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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 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, including the dairy and gluten free menu:

feb 24 primary menu trad .pdf


gluten free dairy free spring summer menu 24.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.

shirehampton breakfast menu january 24.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! There is no need for you to apply for this, it will save you time and money every day on making packed lunches, and in our experience pupils who take up their school meals become more adventurous and open to trying new foods.

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 catering provision, whether as a result of an ethical or religious belief or a food intolerance or allergy.  To register any special diets as a requirement please complete and return the special diets form to the school as soon as possible - you can ask the school office for a form. We are able to offer a vegetarian, Vegan or Halal alternative on an individual basis. Please ensure the office is aware of the requirement so the catering team are able to meet this request.

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 school children 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 view our latest vacancies within Aspens please visit Pineapple recruitment on the below link:


Cook along at Home with Aspens

Please see below a link to a cooking tutorial and recipe card that you can cook at home, this is a video tutorial that is quick, easy and fun for children to join in with. It will also give you the step by step method to creating beautiful dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen.


bbq chicken fries recipe card v4 final.pdf


BBQ Chicken Fries cook along video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNP3Nr3ZLIA