Baines Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 1TE


The Gainsborough Charles Baines Community Primary School

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Dinner Menu

The cost of a school meal is £2.50 per child per day.                                             Term 4 Menu                  Schoolmealsonline user guide 



Dear Parents,  

As the new provider of delicious school meals at your child’s school, we’d like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce you to our company.  

Ideal School Meals operate from six kitchen sites based throughout Lincolnshire and supply over 65 primary schools with a home cooked, transported meal solution. We are of course  fully audited by the relevant local environmental health departments and our menus  comply with the national standards for food in schools.  

We believe menus should be varied and interesting, and therefore provide a selection of  varied choice of main options and desserts every day, to ensure there is always something  on the menu to appeal to the children. With a wide range of traditional and modern dishes  included within each menu plan, we ensure different tastes are catered for. Furthermore, we’re able to supply meals for allergy and dietary requirements, where required.  

With a commitment to using local suppliers and produce, our meat products are sourced  from renowned, award winning butcher, Simpsons. For our fresh products, we use J Hull of Sutterton, who sources from the fields of Lincolnshire wherever possible, and delivers to our  kitchens every morning, ensuring all produce is as fresh as possible. 

Our online order platform makes it easy to set up and manage  school meal orders for you children. Details of how to register and order meals, are  provided in the accompanying online user guide.  

We look forward to supplying your children with tasty, nutritious school lunches. If you have  any questions in advance, please don’t hesitate to contact us by telephone, on 01522  246424, or by email on Our lines are open from 9.30am 2.45pm, Monday-Friday.  

Kind Regards 

Ideal School Meals