Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

Cranborne Primary School

Learning Together

School Meals

Our healthy school meals are provided by Hertfordshire Catering Limited. If your child has school meals he/she is able to choose a dish from the below current menu:

Red             Hot Meat or Fish Dish

Green         Hot Vegetarian Dish

Yellow        Baguette or Roll

Blue            Jacket Potato  with various toppings


The cost of a school meal for the current school year is £2.88 per day.  Payment for your child's meals must be made in advance via the School Gateway. 

You can also download and print the menu by clicking here

If your child has a food allergy you will need to complete the document on the Hertfordshire Catering website Hertfordshire Catering Special Menu Application  before we can provide a school meal for your child.


Pre-Ordering Meals at School or at Home

You and your child have the option to order their school meals, from home, in advance, using an interactive system called School Grid. School Grid is an award winning ordering and payment system.

Should you decide not to pre-order your child’s meal from home, they will also have the option to order in their classrooms using an interactive whiteboard at registration each morning.

You will receive a welcome email from School Grid containing instructions on how to log in and get started.  

It’s a really easy system which allows you to order your child’s meal each day, for a whole week or the whole term! The cut-off for ordering meals from home will be 9am each day. 

Please ensure you have set up your account as soon as possible.  Please come and speak to the School Office team if you have any questions. 


Applying for Free School Meals

If you would like to get some further information on applying for Free School Meals and to make an application please visit: 


School Dinner Flexibility

We are pleased to be able to offer the children in the Upper School the flexibility to have a school lunch or home packed lunch any day of the week.

During registration each day your child will be asked by their class teacher whether they require a school meal or have a home packed lunch.

 We are a cashless school.  Payments for school meals that your child will have during their school years will be made available for you to pay online.  Cash will not be accepted, and for safety and security reasons you should not send cash into school with your child. 

If you have not already registered for online payments and app messages please either:

  • download the Schoolgateway app from your app store onto either your Android smart phone or iphone. This will enable the school to send you text messages for free.
  • You can also make payments online by visiting and click on ‘New User’.

 You will receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into the School Gateway. If you have any problems registering or making payment please contact the school – we will be happy to help you. The school gateway will give you details of meals taken and payment made including what you currently owe/how much credit you have.

If you are unable to make payments via the School Gateway, please contact the office.