Catering at Parkside Academy

Our lunch menu runs on a three week cycle. If your child does not like the days menu choice they can order a jacket potato or a sandwich in advance.

Lunches are free for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. For children who attend our wrap around care in Nursery and Pre School can purchase lunches for £2.30 per day and must be ordered and paid for before 12pm Sunday on Parent Pay.

 Special diets can be catered for at our school. Please contact us if you have any queries or concerns about food allergies.

The Furness Education Trust Catering Services Mission Statement

Furness Education Trust aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all our students by preparing the finest quality school meals, which are within budget and compliant with nutritional legislation.


We are always interested in finding out more about where our food comes from. We aim to provide fresh tasting products all year round. We work closely with all of our suppliers to ensure that wherever possible we:

  • support local business;
  • minimise food miles; and
  • minimise harm to animals and the environment

Genetically Modified Food

Furness Education Trust does not use any genetically modified food or products in anything we produce.


Furness Education Trust is aware of the rising number of children with food allergies and intolerances. We endeavour each day to ensure that students that are unable to eat certain foods are still provided with a variety of choice for lunch. All our allergen information is displayed clearly within our dining facilities and our staff are highly knowledgeable about our food ingredients, so students need only ask.