The catering at Friesland is provided by Aspens, a highly experienced catering provider for the education sector. They provide a wide range of tasty meals, refreshments, and snacks for our students whilst raising awareness around nutrition and mindful eating.

Deli Kitchen

The Deli Kitchen brand is for the popular standard Aspens hot and cold offers. This can range from Authentic Italian pizza and pasta, Hacienda Mexicana’s burritos, rice pots and sides and Voulez Poulet’s house rub chicken, dogs and sides through to our range of healthy sandwiches, paninis, wraps, jacket potatoes, salads, fruit and cold dessert pots.


Streateries is the secondary meal offer where every day has a theme. Featuring Global cuisines, customised offers and food on the move, they are bang up to date with the current trends whilst still ensuring that there is a place on the menu for the comfort of our familiar school dining hall favourites. Each day the menu includes as standard a street food dish, a hand held version, vegetarian/vegan choices along with a selection of sides.

This short video and information pack provides a flavour of the Aspens experience at Friesland

Breakfast Club

Open daily 8.00am to 8.20am to all students, with a range of hot and cold food and drink items available for purchase

Aspens – Friesland breakfast


From September 2023, all students now have access to tuckshop at breaktimes

Aspens – Friesland breaktime


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.

Alternative Menu Form (Allergy, Lifesyle and Medical Diet Request)

Our Planet

We work closely with our clients and suppliers to be as environmentally friendly as we can. By making lots of small changes, we can make a big difference. We care about the future and continue to focus on responsible sourcing, using seasonal produce, increasing our focus on plant-based recipes, making our menus more sustainable, keeping waste to a minimum and reusing and recycling to reduce the impact we have.

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.

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

ParentPay information and lunch account debt

All new students will receive a letter with a unique code to be used with the ParentPay website – this will be issued shortly before or after they start at Friesland. Lunch accounts can also be topped up using cash by students using the revaluation machine in the hall.

Lunch money can also be topped up through a local PayPoint store – please contact our finance team to request a PayPoint barcode letter.

To ensure that the School’s budget is not adversely affected by the cost of school meal debt, we will seek prompt corrective action to recover the debt and inform parents as soon as possible to prevent the debt balance growing.

We encourage all families to familiarise themselves with our school meal debt policy. If you are struggling to afford the cost of school meals, please contact the school so we are able to support you.

Click here to review policies.