Southwark Local Authority provides FREE healthy school meals for all children from Reception to Year 6. Pabulum Free school meals flyer

Dietary requirements

If your child has an allergy or intolerance, please alert the school office ( and complete the attached form: Provision of Medically Prescribed Diets Policy

We welcome feedback on school lunches. Please use the email above.

Our current menu can be found here BM2 St John St Clements Apr 22

School Lunch Provision

Our school lunch provider is Pabulum.

About Pabulum

Pabulum is a professional catering company for the education sector, providing healthy food for children at schools and colleges. Based in Fleet, Hampshire, they provide a range of core and complementary services to clients within a 125-mile radius of their offices and have over 25 years of experience and service development.

Surpassing standards every day – From primary to secondary schools, to colleges and sixth forms, Pabulum’s menus far exceed the Government’s food guidelines for education.

Pabulum says “We are committed to providing healthy food for children. At the same time, we aim to show young people how great mealtimes can be, and introduce them to healthy eating and balanced nutrition. We see it as our responsibility to inform food choices and support their personal development, from early years to completing college, and beyond.”

A few of the reasons why we chose Pabulum to provide a catering service for your children:

Freshness – taste sensations prepared on-site using natural ingredients, every day.
Professionalism – top-quality chefs who share a passion for their roles as ‘ambassadors of food’ and see themselves as an extension of the school’s leadership team.
Inspiration – with an innovative dining room experience, we aim to help children and students feel confident and comfortable with the food journey we take them on.
Connection – we are open and communicative with primary-school children, students and education staff, and with parents and all other stakeholders.
Dedication – everyone at Pabulum is committed to, and has a passion for, the positive difference we can make to young people’s lives.

School Food Plan
As part of the School Food Plan, a new set of standards for all food served in schools was launched by the Department for Education. They become mandatory in all maintained schools, and new academies, and free schools from January 2015.
See School Food Standards website.

Healthy Schools London
We have been awarded a Healthy Schools London Bronze Award for our commitment to healthy lifestyles through sport, personal, social and health education, healthy school meals and our commitment to wellbeing for pupils and staff.

What is Healthy Schools London?

Healthy Schools Award   Bronze

Healthy Schools London is a programme that supports London’s schools to provide an environment and culture that helps their pupils grow up to be healthy happy and learn.

With an award scheme sponsored by the Mayor of London, the programme will recognise and celebrate schools that are making a difference for their pupils.

The Healthy Schools London programme will support schools as they work towards these awards, with a network of local coordinators, and a range of resources, tools and advice provided through this website and regular workshops for schools.

What are the benefits to schools of taking part in Healthy Schools London?

Taking part in Healthy Schools London, and working successfully for the tiered awards will enable the school to directly support the health and well-being of its pupils and staff.

An evaluation of the national programme on which HSL is based showed the following tangible outcomes:

  • Increased amount of opportunities that children and young people have to be physically active in and out of schools
  • Increased participation of children and young people in physical activity in and out of school
  • Improved links between schools and communities that promote physical activity
  • Increased school meal uptake including free school meals
  • Improved children and young people’s access to healthy packed lunches and snacks throughout the school day.

The benefits go beyond health. Participating schools have also reported reduced incidence of bullying, improved behaviour & attendance. Headteachers have also said that they found the healthy schools programme helpful as a general school improvement tool.

For more information see the Healthy Schools London website.