Food for Reception through to Year 6

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our restaurants at Hatch Ride Primary School, Oaklands Infant School and Oaklands Junior School.


We know that starting school is a huge milestone in each child’s (and parents) life. At Culinera, we work with schools to create a safe and welcoming transition, adding fun and creativity to the dining experience.


Every meal we serve is freshly prepared from scratch, every single day. Our menus are created with household favourites in mind and full of all the good things children need to grow up to be happy and healthy. We train our chefs to make food not only taste amazing but bring fun to the dining room; a dining room without laughter is just a canteen.


If your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 you will continue to receive a free school meal under the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) programme. From children in years 3 to 6, meals are charged and payable through ParentPay.


If you think your child maybe eligible for Free School Meals, please ensure you apply in time for when they are going into Year 3.  To check your eligibility, please click on the link here

Autumn 2022

To support with social distancing

Does your child have a special diet?

If you are happy to order a suitable dish from our published menu and the school are aware of your child's special diet, then you don't need to do anything. If you need a special menu or the school are not aware of your childs allergies or intolerances please complete the form below.

Preordering through

All meals must be pre-ordered online through ParentPay. Meals can be ordered up to 8am each morning. If your child has not got an ordered meal on the day, they will be offered a cheese sandwich.