Healthy Options for All 

As a school, we have been encouraging healthier eating since 2003. The new food based standards from September 2007 cover food provided during the whole school day. We provide the following on a daily basis: 

  • A range of healthy salads 
  • Freshly made filled rolls and wraps on a variety of breads 
  • A choice of pasta and rice dishes 
  • Daily ‘traditional’ meals, meat and vegetarian 
  • Fish option 
  • Healthy cakes, puddings and yogurts 
  • A wide variety of fresh fruit 
  • Jacket potatoes and other non-fried potato items 
  • Free, fresh drinking water is available for all pupils 
  • Pupils bringing packed lunches are able to purchase items 

Breakfast Club 

Open from 8.00am to 8.20am every day. We serve an assortment of breakfast cereals, hot breakfast items, and drinks. 

Breakfast Price List from September 2021


We’re passionate about food and our meals are made with high quality ingredients and we do our best to cater for students with food allergies. However, we cannot guarantee an environment completely free from allergens so traces of some ingredients may still be present in our meals. 

If your child has a severe food allergy, please talk to our staff about the allergy and ask for more information about the allergens in your meal. We will try to accommodate any reasonable request. 

Break Time (for Y10-13 students only) 

At break time, Year 10-13 students are allowed to purchase filled rolls and wraps, hot bagels, fruit and various drinks that are all within the government guidelines. 

Parent Pay Information for new lunch accounts

All Year 7’s will receive a letter with their unique code to be used with the Parent Pay website this will be issued in the first two weeks of term. 

Until then, cheques made payable to Friesland School with your child’s name and form on the back can be used or cash/notes which can be revalued in the machine by your child. 

Free School Meals

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following:  

  • Income Support  
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance  
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance  
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999  
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit  
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)  
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit  
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)  

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through the family, can also get free school meals.  

Please note: If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.  

If you believe your child may be entitled to receive free school meals, you need to fill in an application form supplied by your local council. The council will then inform Friesland School and provide the funding.  

For more information or if you would like to apply for Free School Meals from Derbyshire County Council, please click here.

If your child receives Free School Meals and you need any further support, please contact us

Contact the Catering team 

If you wish to speak to our Catering team we are available Monday to Friday from 6.30am on 0115 939 7326 extension 132 (please avoid lunchtimes if possible).