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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.


Whytemead Primary School

School Hot Dinners

Here at Whytemead Primary School, we follow government guidance on healthy eating and encourage all children to eat a balanced diet that provides appropriate levels of nutrition to enable good levels of concentration on learning. 




School Dinners

At lunchtime, children can choose between a packed lunch from home or a hot meal. All children eat in the lunch hall and we have 2 lunch sittings. Children eat with the children in their class. 

Our school meals are provided by & can be ordered online Chartwells, an external school meals provider used across many schools within West Sussex. Chartwells have produced several documents to better help parents understand the services that they offer.  Please see the links below
Christmas menu 2022West Sussex Steamplicity Menu 2022

Snacks and Drinks

All children have access to water in their classrooms and we ask that all children have a clearly labelled water bottle for use in school. We do not allow drinks other than water during the school day.  For morning breaktime, all children should be sent to school with a snack. We do request that these are healthy snacks such as a piece of fruit, carrot sticks or slow release carbohydrate based products.  Children are not permitted to have high sugar, crisps or chocolate based snacks. For more information on healthy snacks please visit the NHS change4life website.   

Free School Meals Eligibility

We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Healthy & nutritious food has positive health benefits and can help pupils establish healthy habits for life. Healthy food can also help to improve pupils' readiness to learn.

Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals.

Please click on this link  Apply online for Free School Meals to see if your child is eligible.

Healthy Eating

 In school we always encourage healthy eating please click the links below for lots of great recipes ideas & activities to encourage the whole family to choose healthier options.



Chartwells Contact Information 

All meal cancellation e-mails must be sent to | 73041@compass-group.co.uk

All special diet enquiries to | westsussexspecialdiets@compass-group.co.uk

All general enquiries to e-mail |  73041@compass-group.co.uk


Address | Chartwells Unit 2 Lincoln House, City Fields Way, Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2FS

Telephone Number | 01243 836130 or 0845 603 7998

Website Link | Chartwells Website