Special Diets

Registering your child for a special diet is quick and easy. Simply read the following information before you start.

We automatically save your details after each step as you go so you can pause your application at any time.

City Catering is delighted to provide this service on behalf of your school.

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Do I need to apply for a special diet menu?


We offer a daily vegetarian meal option. There is no need for you to apply for a special diet menu using this application system.

Nut allergies

Our school kitchens are nut free, and we ensure the ingredients we use are manufactured in a nut-free environment too - to control the risk of cross contamination. This means that all pupils with a nut allergy are able to eat from our standard menu, and do not need to register for a special diet.


You can find the carbohydrate count for each of our meals here. So there is no need to apply for a special diet menu.

Frequently asked questions

Please take a look at our FAQs to find answers to the most common questions we're asked about special diets.

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What you will need

Passport style photo

We require a colour passport style photo of your child taken within the last month.

Class/Year Group

You will need to provide details of your child’s class name or year group.

Dietary requirements

For special diet applications we require details of your child's dietary requirements.

Medical Evidence

It is important that you provide us with the most recent medical evidence. If allergies or intolerances are newly diagnosed, we require evidence from a professional medical source i.e. medical doctor, registered dietician, nurse or other qualified NHS medical professional.


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Second Floor, Latimer House,
5-7 Cumberland Place,
Southampton, SO15 2BH

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