School Meals


School Meals

School meals are provided by Caterlink. The price is £2.70 per day (£13.50 per week) and must be paid for online via Caterlink's parent portal -

Meals must be paid for either in advance or by 9:00am on the day. Meals will not be supplied by Caterlink if payment has not been received. Payment may occasionally be made at the end of the day with prior arrangement via the school office.

If you think that your child may be eligible to receive means tested free school meals, please contact the school office for further information. You can also check this yourself by visiting The online form is very simple and short, and will only take a few minutes to complete. Results are immediate, and if you think that the result is incorrect please contact the school office.  

Please click on the link at the bottom of the page for the current menu.

Caterlink are committed to giving pupils the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from a nutritious lunch. We pride ourselves in using fresh local produce, with all our food being cooked and prepared fresh onsite where possible.

Chilham St Mary's are proud to have been awarded the top Food Hygiene Rating of 5 on 17th July 2019 by Ashford Borough Council, so 'Well Done' to Pip and Heather for maintaining your exceptionally high standards!

What’s so special about Caterlink?

Caterlink…. Great Food

The food children eat in school is very important for their education. Not only does a well-balanced diet help with general health but establishing healthy eating habits at a young age can give them knowledge for the future. We understand primary school children and their likes and dislikes so we tailor our menus to encourage maximum uptake. Click here for more information from their website…

Packed Lunches

Children may bring in packed lunches if preferred; however, we would ask that parents support our Healthy School ethos and include healthy options. We request that fizzy drinks and items such as crisps/sweets/chocolates are not sent in. We also request that everyone support our 'Plastic Free Lunch Challenge' and help us to reduce our use of single use plastics. For more information and ideas on how to do this, please click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Allergies / Dietary Requirements

Please do not send in any foods containing nuts or nut oils as allergies are becoming more common place and reactions such as anaphylaxis can be life threatening for affected people. If your child has an allergy, please ensure you inform the school office. Caterlink cater for all dietary requirements; please speak to the school office staff to discuss your child’s requirements in the first instance.