School Meals

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We are pleased to announce that from Monday 15th March 2021 our catering service will be available to all pupils. As we currently operate from numerous serveries (to ensure pupils do not mix year group bubbles) the menu choices will be reduced, however there will always be a hot choice, pasta king and snack choice as well as jacket potatoes and a variety of sandwiches  at each servery.

As a CASHLESS school, payment for school meals must be made via ParentPay.

“We’re looking forward to getting back into the kitchen again, to cook our tasty Mellors meals and encourage more children to choose a nutritious meal at school. Take a look at our YouTube video” – Mellors Catering Team.

Dean Trust Wigan is a CASHLESS School, please do not send pupils to school with any money. Please see the letter below for further information.

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

Please note that these menus may not be accurate as we have different serveries in place due to Covid19.

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.

Feedback

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 www.mellorscatering.co.uk to complete our feedback survey.

Free School Meals

Can my child get free school meals or pupil premium?

You should claim your Free School meals from the local authority where you live and not from the local authority that the school is based.

  • Free school meals – Save your household up to £418 a year per child.
  • Pupil premium – Get £1300 for your child’s school to improve education.

Click here to visit the Wigan Council website for further information.

Cashless Catering

Dean Trust Wigan operates a cashless catering system. This means that no money is exchanged at the point of sale. Instead, parents and carers ‘top-up’ their child’s account using their Parent Pay account.  School meals are then paid for by pupils’ scanning their finger/thumb at the till.

Please click here for information about Covid home testing and guidance on reporting results

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