School Dinners

Great tasting food that your children will love

Aspens is the company chosen by Birklands Primary School to provide the meal service to its pupils. We specialise in providing catering to schools and colleges across the country.

The food children eat at school plays an important role in their well-being, and eating a well-balanced diet will not only maintain and improve their health, but will also set them on the right track for later life. We understand this and that’s why we are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally-sourced food that is cooked in our kitchen.

Responsible catering

At Aspens, we take our responsibility of catering for today’s children and young adults seriously. All of our dishes are prepared everyday using quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that are responsibly sourced.

As well as ensuring the food on the plate is healthy, we want our customers to understand the importance of eating the right foods and help them with their food and nutrition journey. Don’t think that your child can’t enjoy our great food if they have a special diet—they are an important part of our catering service. We can provide food if they have an intolerance, an allergy, or require an alternative choice due to religious beliefs.

Legislation requires caterers to provide allergen information on food sold that is served ‘unpackaged’. Aspens already cater for lots of children with allergies and we regularly check the information from suppliers to see if there have been any ingredient changes. It is still important that our customers talk to us so we can work together and continue to provide meals that are safe for them to eat.

Free school meals

All children that are in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to receive UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS! We think it’s a fantastic idea, so please make sure you support this initiative. Not only will you be saving money, but you will also be giving your child a nutritionally-balanced meal to fuel their bodies for the rest of their learning day.

Please note, this is not to be confused with FREE SCHOOL MEALS which is an entitlement that some children can receive due to their parents'/carers' circumstances. If you have an older child and feel you may be entitled to receive FREE SCHOOL MEALS, you should request the relevant forms from your school office.

For more information and details on how to claim, visit

The Aspens app

This is ideal for parents to check out what’s on offer for lunch with just a couple of presses on your smartphone. It’s simple enough—just search for the app at the App Store, install, add the unique PIN relating to your particular school and you will be able to view the current menu. Ask a member of the team or at the school office for your number.

Get in touch

Aspens are experts in school catering and have years of experience when it comes to school food. If you have any questions about our service, or any special dietary requirements, please get in touch. You can contact us via email on or call on 01905 759613. You will also find a host of information on our website

If you want to look at the current menu cycle or have a question you would like to ask, please click here.

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