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School Meals

Our schools catering provision is provided an external catering contractor abm Catering.  Please see the attachments below for weekly menus. Meal deals are charged at £2.70 and include a main meal, dessert and water. Alternatively, a main meal and a dessert can be purchased for £2.55. Please note, street food is not included in the meal deal.

Menu's run on a three-week rotation:

Week 1 - Week Commencing

Week 2 - Week Commencing

Week 3 - Week Commencing

Monday 4 September 2023 Monday 11 September 2023 Monday 18 September 2023
Monday 25 September 2023 Monday 2 October 2023 Monday 9 October 2023
Monday 16 October 2023 Monday 23 October 2023 Monday 30 October 2023
Monday 6 November 2023 Monday 13 November 2023 Monday 20 November
Monday 27 November 2023 / /

If you have any questions or concerns about the meal provision or Arbor payments, please contact in the first instance. 

Cashless Catering

We operate a cashless catering system here at Howden School.  Parents/carers are able to upload funds via the Arbor App or Webpage and these are allocated to their child’s account.  The majority of students use their biometric fingerprint to purchase items from their account, but for those who opt out of this are provided with a number pin to enter at the tills.  Arbor log on information for parents/carers is sent out from the school to the resident parent, if you require these to be resent or have not received them, then please contact the school.

Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?

We encourage parents and carers to apply for free school meals as we know that this both saves parents money and encourages students to eat healthy food. 

Some parents may be reluctant to apply because they are concerned about any stigma attached to students receiving free school meals. However, because this system is automatic, students are not personally identified as receiving a free school meal and as such anonymity is ensured.

To check on your child’s eligibility for free school meals and/or apply please go to