Prae Wood Primary School

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Pabulum Catering

School Meals with Pabulum

Our partnership with Pabulum who have been providing our School Lunches since January 2019 continues.

Pabulum is a specialist catering company that only operates in the Education sector and is based in Fleet, Hampshire. They describe their vision as being at the forefront of the health and well-being of the next generation by providing fresh food without compromise.

Their fresh meat (not Halal) is sustainably sourced from farms accredited under the British Red Tractor certification and menus certified to the Soil Association's Food for Life programme.  75% of produce used is British.

Menus rotate on a 3 week basis. 

If you wish to notify us of a medically prescribed dietary requirement, please click here  then complete and return the form. We will require notice and details from a medical practitioner prior to starting any amended meal provision. This may take up to 10 days for Pabulum to confirm the menu and dietary choices.

If you have queries about what Pabulum can do in providing food for pupils with special dietary requirements, please email and they aim to answer your query within 3 working days.

Please follow the link below to their latest blog on Special Dietary Requirements:

Menu details for  Autumn A is available here* - please note that Week 1 Thursday is Fish Fingers/Vegetarian Fingers and Chips and NOT Fish Fingers/Vegetarian Fingers in a Bap as stated.

The current published menu will continue after half term (Autumn B) starting w/c 1st November on week 1.

*published dates and meal choices may be subject to change or amendment

Meal pattern options at Prae Wood

If you would like to order a school lunch for your child, or change their existing meal pattern please email the School Office.

We require  2 week's notice, by email, to make any amendments.

The following meal pattern options are available:

  • School Lunch 5 days per week OR
  • School Lunch on a Thursday only (with a packed lunch from home on the other days) OR
  • Packed Lunch 5 days per week

Cost of school meals per day: Nursery £2.00; Y3-Y6 £2.50; Years R - 2 currently receive Universal Free School Meals priced at £2.35

Pabulum Catering


Pabulum are delighted to provide the catering services at Prae Wood Primary School. Pabulum’s Vision is to be at the forefront of improving the next generation’s health and well-being, by shaping the food culture in education that inspires a passion and love of fresh food – without compromise.

We feel strongly about educating the younger generation on healthy eating by providing fresh and wholesome food, as it's through a balanced diet and healthy food choices that students can maintain higher classroom concentration levels. 94% of our food is freshly prepared in Prae Wood’s kitchen and 75% of the food is British and locally sourced. 

At Prae Wood Primary School we have a dedicated Pabulum team led by our experienced Chef Manager, Taz Campbell.


Available every day at lunchtime and made fresh in our kitchen we offer:

  • A choice of meat/fish or vegetarian main meal
  • Unlimited salad bar with eight delicious choices
  • Jacket potato or pasta available
  • Two choices of unlimited freshly baked wholemeal bread
  • Homemade dessert
  • Fresh mixed fruit platter


Our Pabulum dining experience gives every child time to enjoy our fresh food offer, whilst encouraging children to try delicious new dishes.

The current menu, along with allergens, can be found on Pabulum’s website at

Pabulum goes beyond the fresh food dining experience; our initiatives engage and inspire to help develop a deeper appreciation of food through parents’ evenings, playground taster sessions, food assemblies and cookery demonstrations.

To find out more about Pabulum, our suppliers or our company initiatives please check out our website at for the latest blogs and news stories, or alternatively you can call us on 01252 819991.

We would love to hear your feedback, please contact

King Harry Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4HZ

01727 751930