English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School

Nurturing a relationship with Jesus Christ


English Martyrs is a “Healthy School” and encourages children to eat a balanced diet that enables them to make the most of the day in school.

School dinners are commissioned by Reading Borough Council who use Chartwells which is part of the Compass Group UK.

Details on the menu, costs and how to pay can be found on the Reading Borough Council web site using the following link.

Reading Borough Council - School Dinners

Chartwells Dine at School website for current menus


At the start of every day, children are asked which meal choice they prefer. This helps to ensure every child is served with the meal they asked for and to reduce waste.

Packed lunches & tuck

Parents are encouraged to give their children a healthy pack lunch and tuck.  Limiting food with high sugar content such as fizzy drinks, chocolate and sweets helps maintain the children’s concentration and good behaviour.

We recommend that children bring in a healthy snack such as fruit, vegetables or healthy cereal bar for playtime.


For more information on nutrition topics click here

Allergy Aware Letter