St. Bernadette'sCatholic Primary SchoolWe Follow Jesus


Welcome toSt. Bernadette'sCatholic Primary SchoolWe Follow Jesus


Here at St Bernadette's, we use Walsall Catering Service, the council’s own catering department, who provides school meals in 64 schools across the borough.

Walsall Council Catering achieved their Food for Life Award in June 2019.  This demonstrates the positive impact the Catering Team are making through food.


An independant inspection took place to ensure that the food served by Walsall Council has met a set of criteria developed by the Soil Association and food industry experts. In doing so it demonstrates how the Catering Team meets the National School Food Standards as well as  their commitment to serving fresh, traceable, sustainably sourced food. Also the majority of food on the menu is freshly prepared, will always be free from undesirable trans fats, sweeteners and additives and be cooked by trained chefs, and use ingredients from

                                                               sustainable and ethical sources.  


When using Walsall Council Catering Teams you are guaranteed that; 


·Our menus demonstrate their compliance with national standards or guidelines on food and nutrition.

·At least 75% of dishes on the menu are freshly prepared (on site or at a local hub kitchen) from unprocessed ingredients.

·All meat is from farms which satisfy UK animal welfare standards and no fish are served from the Marine Conservation Society ‘fish to avoid’ list.

·Eggs are from free range hens.

·No undesirable additives or artificial trans fats are used.

·No genetically modified ingredients are used.

·Free drinking water is prominently available.

·Menus are seasonal and in-season produce is highlighted for pupils.

·Information is on display about food provenance.

·Menus provide for all dietary and cultural needs.

·All suppliers have been verified to ensure they apply appropriate food safety standards.

·Catering staff are supported with skills training and are engaged in food education.


The cost of a school meal is £2.05.   Included in this meal will be:-


Main protein dish

Potato, rice or pasta dish

Vegetables or salad

Gravy or sauce as appropriate

Bread from a bread basket

Pudding or fruit or yoghurt

Custard where appropriate.


Vegetarian options are available every day, as well as filled jacket potatoes.


Fresh drinking water is always available. A three week cycle of nutritious lunches, planned to meet the needs of primary age children is operated in Walsall.


For our Reception and Key Stage 1 children, we operate a Banding System.  A menu will be sent home with your child for you both to look at and decide what your child would like to eat for the following week.  The menu will need to be returned to school no later than  Friday of the week before.  The school has the top sheet and the bottom sheet stays at home with you so that you can remember what your child is going to be eating.  Your child will then will be issued with the appropriate coloured band each day for lunch.


We are operating our Menu's on a 3 week rolling period.  Please see below:-




Free School Meals Information


You should register for Free School Meals, even if your child is in YR to Y2 and receives a ‘Universal Free School Meal’. If your application for Free School Meals is successful, St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School will also receive extra funding from the Government to use in support of teaching and learning (Pupil Premium).