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 Bristol Free School

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Healthy Eating

School dinners have been in and out of the news over the last few years: Jamie Oliver’s campaign resulted in new government food and nutrition standards for school meals; more recently there has been concern that Academies and Free Schools are allowed to opt-out of these standards; the Education Secretary has asked the founders of Leon to review school dinners again; and on it goes!

As parents we know that our children need a healthy breakfast and a nutritional lunch every day. We know that hungry children cannot concentrate and cannot learn, which in turn knocks confidence. Good nutrition is critical to a child’s achievement.

At Bristol Free School we aim to meet or exceed the governments food and nutrition standards. We will not have vending machines filled with fizzy drinks, crisps and sweets on the premises.


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Free School Meals

Information regarding the Free School Meals system can be found here


Our Catering

The menu for January is available here!


Innovate Services have been providing catering services at BFS since September 2018. Our aim, along with the School, is to provide our students with an exceptional catering experience. We plan exciting menus packed with health, variety, goodness and attitude. We also make our food look great and taste as good as it should.

If you would like to contact our caterers, please click here

What to expect from Innovate…

Innovate has long been considered the most inventive caterer in schools and that’s because we’re very clear about our food: delicious, fresh every day, nutritious and creative. Below is a taste of what’s to come:

  • A huge selection of grab and go items including baguettes, paninis, burritos and salads to name a few, all now using our barcode system to help speed up the queues
  • A variety of healthy, tasty main meals prepared fresh every day from carefully selected ingredients.  The menu will follow a similar weekly pattern so our customers know what to expect; for example we always serve a Roast Dinner every Wednesday and a Curry every Thursday
  • Our ‘V’ range including the Falafel Wrap & Veggie Twister
  • Theme days including Chinese New Year, American Independence Day and St George’s Day

New opening hours

From September 2019 we will open before and after school so please pay us a visit. To ensure our customer’s day gets off to a great start, we will be serving lots of choice for breakfast including breakfast yogurts with granola, freshly made bacon rolls and a selection of pastries.

Over the summer holidays we were busy updating the facilities in the main dining area. Once you’ve tried our service, let us know what you think. Drop us a line on the on  to tell us about your dining experience. We’re always happy to hear your feedback on our service.