Picklenash Junior School

Picklenash Junior School

GPP Federation


Our school kitchen team prepares and cooks over 150 meals each day, in our newly refurbished kitchen. The small dedicated team work together to ensure each child receives a nutritionally balanced meal using the freshest ingredients.

The best thing at Glebe is the school dinners because they’re tasty and healthy”: Rachel (Glebe).

We are very proud to have been awarded a 5 star rating for hygiene by the Forest of Dean District Council.

Everyday there is a hot meal choice available and there is always a vegetarian option. In order to take the strain out of preparing a school lunch, for parents and guardians, we also offer a packed lunch alternative for junior school children only. All of the choices we offer are well balanced and nutritious. The current cost of School Meals, is £2.30 per day in the junior school, However, ALL MEALS in the infant school are FREE.

Menus are regularly checked to ensure all Food Standards are met and we survey the children from time to time to keep them as happy as we can.

Throughout the year the kitchen organises ‘Themed Days’ where we prepare special lunches for pupils to enjoy. It is a great opportunity to bring the whole school together.

Milk is available at playtime via the ‘Cool Milk’ scheme. Children are also welcome to bring their own packed lunch, and all meals are eaten in the School Hall.

I like school because the dinners are yummy.: Tom (Glebe)

Our Kitchen Team is lead by Mrs Stacey Claridge and she is ably assisted by a team of Kitchen Assistants: Miss Alison Burns, Mrs Petra Smith and Mrs Lisa Whatcott.

If your child has any dietary needs please ring the office to make an appointment to see Mrs Walters, and if she can help she will!

Lunch Menu Summer Term 2024

Current Menu 2024

Current Lunch Menu ingredients list