School Meals

Aspens Services Ltd, operating from Langtree School kitchens, provide the children at Checkendon Primary School with hot lunches. 


Operating a pre-order form and online payment system, they provide a termly menu for you and your child to choose from.


You can be assured that whatever your child eats at lunchtime, it is nutritionally balanced and the option you select is value for money.    


Aspens pride themselves on serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced ingredients.  They have a team of experienced, creative chefs that keep their menus exciting and tasty for your child to enjoy. 


They source their products carefully and incorporate seasonal produce into their dishes.  They taste test their food with children and listen to what the children say before finalising the menus.


All dishes are prepared and cooked freshly every day in the school kitchen.  They include a choice of protein rich main courses, including a vegetarian, jacket potato and a packed lunch option, fresh vitamin-packed vegetables and fruit, rice and pasta and tasty desserts that will give your child energy to keep them going all day. 


Making School Meals Fun

To encourage children to try new foods and to clean their plates, Aspens run a programme of special days during the year.


The promotions range from school linked activities, special days and weekly themed events. Aspens also run competitions to encourage creativity when it comes to food.  They will be advertised in advance through their website.



How to Order

 The price for a school meal is £2.40.


Parents/carers for pupils at Checkendon Primary School are able to pre book and pay for school lunches via Aspens' on line system.


 If you have access to the internet – you can log on to our site and sign up to your own account, and register your child/children’s details.


This link will take you to the Aspens website where you can register or log into the online payment system, view the current menu, promotions etc.  Each term will be loaded with the new menu, from which you can review and pre select meals for the days you choose.                    


Payments are taken via PayPal with credit & debit card and PayPal accounts.  There is a minimum order to the value of 5 meals.

SPECIAL OFFER – new discount rates bulk orders

20 Meals for the price of 19

30 Meals for the price of 27


You can make a booking or cancellation right up to 9am on the day.  The school will receive a print out of the orders every day so the children can be reminded of what they have ordered when they get to the counter.


If your child is entitled to the Universal Free school meals for Key Stage 1, or the Pupil Premium Free School meal, please register them accordingly.  Your account will be credited with the correct number of meals each term – and you can pre-order your child’s meals as normal.

If you have any queries about this system – you can find a set of instructions to download from the link above


Get in Touch

  If you would like to talk to Aspens, get in touch via email on or call us on 01866 821511.  You will also find a host of information on their website

  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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