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Free School Meal Update 03.04.2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

We hope you are safe and well. The government have now issued new guidelines for the distribution of free school meal vouchers. 

From Monday 6th April you will receive a weekly email which will include an evoucher code for you to spend at the supermarket of your choice from the list. 

If you do not receive this evoucher or you have any questions or concerns, please contact school via email 

 Mr J Haseldine – Executive Headteacher

Mellors Catering Services

We are very proud to be the contract caterer at Dean Trust Wigan.  Mellors Catering Services are an established, family-run business that has been catering successfully for Primary, Secondary School and Further Education sectors across the North of England since 1995.

We strongly believe that healthy eating and good hydration will improve pupil performance and concentration and we pride ourselves on using locally sourced seasonal produce to provide the best quality food for your child.

Balanced approach

Weekly menus provided by Mellors Catering Services have been planned to offer choice and variety for your child that doesn’t cost the earth. We provide hot wholesome meals daily, fresh vegetables or salad, a vegetarian choice, hot and cold desserts, snacks and sandwiches, juices and drinks.
We also provide exciting high street food concepts and promote a range of popular Meal Deals.  Sampling sessions are also held throughout the year to encourage pupils to try a variety of new foods.

School Food Standard

Mellors Catering Services is very proud to exceed School Food Standards, meaning we provide a balanced diet with the essential nutrients your child needs.  Menus developed by Mellors Catering Services ensure your child is given the healthiest choices that provide them with at least two of the recommended 5-a-day portions of fruit and veg.

Dining Room Menus

Special dietary information

Please contact the on-site catering manager if there are any specific dietary requirements we need to be aware of. This could include salt/sugar/fat content, level of dairy products or allergy information such as wheat, yeast, nuts, etc. However there is a direct link on our website to our Company Nutritionist, Danielle Bretherton who can answer any specific questions you may have.


We are continuously working to provide the variety of food your child wants to see. The friendly on-site catering team welcome any suggestions you or your child may have regarding menu choices.  Please visit our website homepage to complete our feedback survey.

Cashless Catering

Dean Trust Wigan operates a cashless catering system. This means that no money is exchanged at the point of sale. Instead, pupils ‘top-up’ their account using their registered finger, or thumb. This is done by scanning their registered digit on one of the two pay boxes, the pupil’s account name and balance will appear on-screen and when cash is inserted it is automatically topped up. You can then go to collect your choice of food which is inputted into the system by a lunch-time assistant. The purchase is then paid for by scanning their finger/thumb at the till.

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