Healthy and Home Cooked

At Brannel School we only serve freshly prepared, locally sourced meals prepared here on site each day by our in-house catering team. Good food provision in schools has been shown to lead not only to healthier children, but also to improved attainment. 

Meat Free Monday offers a healthy and delicious vegetarian menu (e.g. seasonable vegetable cottage pie, seasonable vegetable curry, cheesy pasta bake) as part of our commitment to the Cornish Schools’ Green Charter. Tuesday is ‘Best of British’ day where a traditional roast option is served. Worldwide Wednesday offers an international menu which encourages students to try foods from other countries and cultures with which they may not be familiar. Thursday is Fish Day, with our most requested menu choice being hand-battered cod and chips.

In addition to a main meal, each day there are “Grab n’ Go” options such as Pasta King pots, a selection of freshly made sandwiches and wraps, pizza slices, pasties, jacket potatoes with a selection of fillings, salad and fresh fruit. 

“This is the best meal I’ve ever had in a school… and I’ve been to a lot of schools.” – external visitor


We make every effort to ensure that our food offer is affordable for students. A main meal with dessert is £2.30. We have been able to maintain this price for over two years now. We also offer a wide range of alternative “Grab n’ Go” meals and snacks with every item being priced under £2.00.  

Brannel Canteen – Price List

Sample Menus

Allergies or Medical Conditions

All of our catering staff have undertaken food allergen training. There is clear signage in the Canteen area to identify allergens within our food products. Students are also encouraged to ask catering staff if they are uncertain. 

If your child has an allergy or medical condition, please do contact the school to speak to Mrs Karen Adamson, our Catering Manager, who works closely with families on an individual basis to risk assess and implement safe provision of non-allergen foods for your child.

Please email Mrs Karen Adamson:

Apply for Free School Meals

To check whether your child is eligible for FSM, and to submit an application, please follow the link to Cornwall Council’s website

At Brannel, students who are eligible for FSM receive an ‘e-voucher’ which entitles them to a school breakfast and main meal. The e-voucher has a nominal value of £0.01 which shows up on the student’s ParentPay account.

Students are able to choose from a broad selection of healthy meal options:

  • hot main meal of the day plus dessert from the canteen;
  • any Pasta King Pot;
  • any sandwich plus yoghurt or fresh fruit;
  • hot pasty, panini or burrito plus yoghurt or fresh fruit; or
  • any other daily non-snack ‘specials’ which are classified as a meal.

In line with our commitment to encourage healthy eating, the e-voucher does not cover cakes, biscuits, other snacks or soft drinks selected as an alternative to a main meal item.