School Meals
Catering and Payment Information

Changes to Catering Services at MBMS

Marden Bridge has a new catering provider. From 15 April 2024 our new provider is Mellors Catering Services

A new cashless system has been installed which allows your child to buy their lunch using a biometric system or PIN. If you need any further information about this, please contact the school office.

School meals are paid for in the usual way through the Gateway App.

Parents and Carers should activate their Gateway account even if their child is entitled to free school meals as the system is used to communicate updates about your school meals service as well as being a payment system.

Further notes and links:

To check if you are eligible for free school meals, please follow this link to the North Tyneside Council website  Free School Meals

To inform us of allergies and intolerances. please complete this form  Allergies

View our debt policy for school meals  Debt Policy

*This section of the website will develop over the coming days and weeks as the new catering provision settles in. Further information will be posted here as soon as possible.

School Gateway
Introduced in September 2017

School Gateway is a system that helps to improve home/school communication and facilitate online payments for school meals, trips, clubs and events.

School Gateway can be accessed at anytime via Apple or Android Apps or via the website:

Activating your School Gateway account is quick and easy. All you need are the email address and mobile telephone number that school holds on record for you (this is important!).

There are a number of advantages to using the App over website: it saves the school money when we need to get in touch and, in time, other services may also become available through the App. If you have a smartphone, please download the School Gateway App from your app store (Android or IOS). We highly recommend it!

Please follow the links to download the School Gateway App.

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