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Howden School

Howden School


School Meals

Our schools catering provision is provided an external catering contractor abm Catering.  Please see the attachments below for weekly menus and breakfast and break provision. Value deals and special offers are also available and are advertised in school.

The menus are on a 3-week rotation ie: 

Week 1: 27th September, 18th October, 15th November, 6th December  

Week 2: 4th October, 1st November, 22 November, 13th December

Week 3: 11th October, 8th November, 29th November

If you have any questions or concerns about the meal provision or ParentPay, 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 ParentPay website 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.  ParentPay details for parents/carers are 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 Finance Office.

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