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School Lunches & Our Kitchen

The kitchen at Mandeville Primary School is dedicated to providing the best quality and most tasty food; drawing from a wide range of world cuisines.

 We create thoughtfully balanced menus, changing termly to reflect the changes in seasons and produce. You can find our latest menus uploaded as PDFs at the bottom of this page.  All meat served at school is halal.

One of the first things we wanted to tackle when our mealtime over-haul started was really encouraging a happy and fun sharing feeling in the dining hall. Teachers volunteer to spend mealtimes in the hall, encouraging students to try new things and have fun at lunch time.


Children also have  regular cooking sessions The Hackney School of Food (which is based on our site) where our children learn about food and nutrition, take part in age appropriate cooking lessons in the specially designed teaching kitchen and  learn about  where food comes from and how it is grown,  picking and using fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in the School of Food's extensive garden, orchard and vegetable beds. You can find out more about the School of Food here.

All children at Mandeville receive a Free School Meal (for more information about this please see the Free School Meals page of our website).

No Packed Lunches

At LEAP we have a No Packed Lunch policy. A copy of the letter sent to parents & carers explaining our rationale for this can be found below.