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Healthy Eating

School dinners have been in and out of the news over the last few years: Jamie Oliver’s campaign resulted in new government food and nutrition standards for school meals; more recently there has been concern that Academies and Free Schools are allowed to opt-out of these standards; the Education Secretary has asked the founders of Leon to review school dinners again; and on it goes!

As parents we know that our children need a healthy breakfast and a nutritional lunch every day. We know that hungry children cannot concentrate and cannot learn, which in turn knocks confidence. Good nutrition is critical to a child’s achievement.

At Bristol Free School we aim to meet or exceed the governments food and nutrition standards. We will not have vending machines filled with fizzy drinks, crisps and sweets on the premises.

Breakfast Tariff

Morning Break Tariff

Lunch Tariff

Lunch Menu



Free School Meals

Information regarding the Free School Meals system can be found here

Our Catering

Pabulum is the catering provider at Bristol Free School. Pabulum’s vision is to be at the forefront of improving the next generation’s health and wellbeing, by shaping the food culture in education that inspires a passion and love of fresh food – without compromise.

Pabulum have recently been recognised as ‘Education Caterer of the Year 2016 at the Foodservice Cateys; regarded as the “Oscars” equivalent in the catering business.

We feel so strongly about educating the younger generation in the need-to-feed on fresh, wholesome food, because it's through a balanced diet and healthy food choices that students can maintain higher classroom concentration levels. 94% of the food is freshly prepared in Bristol Free School kitchen and 75% of the food is locally sourced. 

At Bristol Free School we have a dedicated Pabulum catering team led by Chris Cornish, our Executive Chef Manager. Chris and his team provide fresh food through the provision of a breakfast, morning break and lunch service. 

At morning break you can expect to see a range of wraps, filled baguettes and bloomer bread sandwiches accompanied by fresh fruit and homemade yogurt. There is always a wide variety of options for lunch service including a variety of freshly prepared main meals and tasty vegetarian alternatives, with a range of hot and chilled grab and go products, and our extensive street food offer. 

The menus are available on line here

To find out more about Pabulum, our suppliers or company initiatives then please check out our website for the latest blogs and news stories.