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Special Dietary Requirements

Special diets are a very important part of our catering provision in schools. Special diet procedures are essential to ensure that the needs of each individual child can be safely met. It is crucial that this process is a joint approach between the child, parent/guardian, school, client and Chartwells. A special diet is a requirement different to the choices offered within your menu cycle and is usually medically required.

A cashless catering system is in use –  pupils pre-pay for food and any amount spent from their balance is deducted digitally using a biometric system to identify pupils. Pupils on free school meals have their account credited automatically every day.