Prae Wood Primary School

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School Meals with Pabulum

We are very pleased to announce a new partnership with Pabulum, who have been providing our School Lunches since January 2019.

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.

Menu details are available here*

Menu details for Autumn B; Spring Term are now available here*

*published dates may be subject to 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  1 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

The new menu for Autumn B and Spring term is now available via the link here

Please see a selection of photos below from recent lunches:


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 an experienced Chef Manager.


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 and rewarding them with a Healthy Bunch sticker or certificate.

Your 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

2019 Lunches from Pabulum

January 2019

Please see below images from today's staff lunch provided by Pabulum, our new caterers, ahead of tomorrow's new menu starting.

Remember that we start back in January on Week 2 of the published menu.

We will publish more photos from the lunches over the next 3 weeks so you can get a feel for the lunchtime experience your child will be encountering from Pabulum.

31st January - Photos from today's lunch

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

01727 751930