Paying for school meals

Each school provides a range of payment options so please speak to your school reception about how to pay for Southampton school meals. We'll soon be introducing online payment so look out for further information on this in the future.

To assist pupils to make their lunch selection we promote a blue (meat/fish) and yellow (vegetarian) wrist band system. To accompany this we have a professionally taken photograph of each dish, this enables pupils to select their choice at registration, they are then given the appropriately coloured wrist band which is handed in at lunch time for their chosen option.

This both avoids the disappointment of dishes ‘running out’ and assists City Catering staff at both production and service times.