West Sussex

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West Sussex School Meals

At Chartwells, we are passionate about encouraging and enabling more children to make healthy choices and enjoy a nutritious school meal to get the most out of their day. Children having school meals are more likely to eat fruit and vegetables and drink water throughout the day.


The Benefit of School Meals

Chartwells’ school meals have been lovingly created by a team of talented chefs and dedicated nutritionists, making sure menus are packed with all the ingredients children need to grow strong and healthy and help children get the best from their learning.

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Making Food Fun

We want your children to have fun, and the dining hall is a great place for them to enjoy themselves with friends while they learn about different types of food.

Each term, your child will experience delicious theme days, during which we bring excitement to the dining hall with new and inspiring choices.

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How to order – ParentPay

At Chartwells, we work with ParentPay, which allows you to preorder your child’s meals so they get their first choice.

Use our handy and easy-to-follow guide to learn how to order through ParentPay.

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What if my child has an allergy or special diet?

Our primary objective is to keep our pupils - your children – safe every day when enjoying their school meals. We take allergies very seriously and, supported by our robust Medical Diet Policy, we’ve taken every step to ensure that as many children as possible living with food allergies and intolerances can eat safely at school with their friends. 

Attached is the guide on how to let Chartwells know about any allergen or lifestyle considerations when feeding your child. For support or further information, contact westsussexspecialdiets@compass-group.co.uk 

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Eligible for Free School Meals

All children in the UK in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are entitled to a delicious hot meal or packed lunch for FREE.

From Year 3 (KS2), your child may still be eligible for free school meals, simply visit the link below for more information. 

Contact us

For general enquiries or support with meal ordering, please contact us at 73041@compass-group.co.uk or call (term time only) 01243 836130