Our Meals

'At St Nicholas CE Primary Academy, we really enjoy the wide variety and choice of meals offered to us on a daily basis by Willoughby Foods. Their amazing office staff are always on hand to help with any queries. Parents know they can contact the team direct if they need any assistance.

The children love knowing that on their birthday they will receive a special celebration cake from Willoughby Foods and this always leads to a magical atmosphere in the hall!'

Fiona Booth - Headteacher

Willoughby Foods offer tasty, nutritious two course lunches to be eaten as part of a balanced lifestyle.

Creating exciting meals using a combination of traditional meals and children's favourites results in meals which appeal to all children.

Including fruits and vegetables which are used in the family home helps to instil familiarity and encourages children to eat their lunch to ensure they are full up and full of energy for the afternoon's learning.

Quality Ingredients

Buying quality ingredients is key to everything we do.

  • We have an onsite Butcher Shop with full tracebility of all meat
  • Use MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) approved fish 
  • Have a Five Star Kitchen Hygiene Rating
  • We use local suppliers & produce wherever possible
  • Our meals are produced by a dedicated team of fully qualified staff

School Food Standards

Willoughby Foods are proud to be 100% School Food Standards Compliant and are inspected termly by Lincolnshire County Council.
(School Food Standards were introduced in 2015 to safeguard the standard of meals being served to primary school children.)

Our Menus

Our menus run on a six week cycle

  • There is enough choice to have a different meal every day of the term!
  • The menus are set to make the most of seasonal produce
  • All meal options are two courses
  • Four options to choose from (meat, vegetarian, jacket potato & packed lunch)
  • Fruit available daily


Birthday Cake

Order one of our delicious lunches for your child on their birthday and we will deliver a birthday cupcake for them to have with their lunch.



All KS1 children (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2) are entitled to free school meals regardless of individual circumstances - these are referred to as Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM).
Every child in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 in state-funded schools will receive a free school lunch from September 2014. The government will fund schools in England to provide every KS1 child with a hot, nutritious meal at lunchtime. The aim is to improve academic attainment and save families money - over the course of a year the average family spends £437 on school lunches per child.

To check your eligibility for free school meals click on the link below



Allergies & Intolerances

If your child has a food allergy or intolerance, it is important that you have the information you need to make safe food choices. When selecting meals you can easliy check if they contain any of the 14 named allergens.
By clicking on the 'allergen box' listed on each meal it will very clearly list any allergens that are contained in that dish.
Please ensure you check the allergen content of all meals - It is the customer's responsibility to order meals which are suitable for any allergies and intolerances their child may have.

Please see below for our Food Allergy Policy.

Food Allergy and Intolerance Policy