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Creating restaurants within schools

Culinera are delighted to work with The Swan School to provide the catering service within your school restaurant.

You can find out everything you need to know about this terms food, special events and how to contact us here. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the restaurant. 

Team Culinera

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The Offer

Culinera are really excited to launch the new restaurant service, these vegetarian dishes are  packed with flair and flavour. You will be able to choose from a wide range of hot and cold options which have been freshly cooked in the kitchen by Tom and his great team. Options include stretched ‘sourdough’ pizza, hot pots and layered desserts

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Do you have a special diet or allergy?

At Culinera, we train and develop our team to ensure they know all about allergens. Look out for the team members wearing a pink badge – this means they are an Allergy Champion and can help you make the right choice. 


We use a wide of range of ingredients which means there may be traces of various allergens present across our product range. 


We are here to help – so any questions just ask our Chef or Allergen Champion.

We are a cashless 


You will need to be registered on ParentMail if you or your child wishes to purchase any items from the restaurant at Breakfast or Breaktime.  Your child will not be able to purchase items in the dining halls without sufficient credit on their account and they will not be able to pay for items using cheque at the time of purchase. 


Please note, if you have more than one child, you will need to purchase credit for EACH of your children for them to be able to purchase meal items.

Free school

To check if your child is eligible for Free School Meals, click here.

If your child is currently entitled to Free School Meals, please click here for more information


Opening Times

Breakfast:  from 08:00 

Break: 10:30 to 10:50

Lunch: Operate at different times depending if this is a long or short day


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Parentmail Q&A and support

Q: When I log onto Parentmail I see both Lunches and Dinner Top-up - which one should I use?

A: To pay for school lunches, please add money to the' Lunches' account. To pay for breakfast and breaktime snacks, please add money to the 'Dinner Top-up' account

Q: My child has an allergy or dietary need. (Years 1-6 only)

A: You must inform Culinera using the following form: This needs to be done even if the school and the previous caterers had this information. Once this form is submitted, the Culinera team will be happy to discuss any dietary needs with you and come back to you with more information.

About Culinera

Culinera is the newest and freshest independently owned, education focussed caterer in the South of England. We are here to bring you the very best in all things; from ingredients, to training, to management.


​We are here to disrupt the norm and redefine what adding value actually means.  The Culinera team are fed up with catering companies deliver average catering and schools having to settle for this. We believe that greater focus should be given to creating exceptional experiences by creating the very best dishes in restaurant standard settings.


We do this through, where possible, local sourcing, British ingredients and engaging with every single stakeholder. Our ambition is that you choose to eat with us, day in and day out.

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