Welcome! We are Caterlink, your new Food Service provider in Copleston High School.

Who are we?

Currently running over 1,500 individual locations across the UK, Caterlink focuses solely on the state education sector in Secondary, Primary, College and 6th Forms. We are the largest independent caterer in the UK. It’s going to be a busy Christmas holidays here at Copleston High School, with lots of hard work and changes happening to welcome you back in January.

Our menus are well balanced, exciting and focus on value and health while ensuring that we offer food that reflects current trends on the high street. We have a number of concepts such as Quirky Bird, which is our version of Nandos as well as others such as Mexican Kitchen, Pizza Market, Lebanese Kitchen and, of course, your favorites are still there – Roast Day and Fish and Chips! We have value offers such as our 99p Street Food providing you with a variety of hot food items that represent excellent value for money and our Mix and Match items. Keep an eye out for our Promotions, Meal Deals, Loyalty Vouchers and much more……
We look forward to welcoming you, see you in January!

  • Breakfast choices include fresh fruit salad, porridge with a selection of healthy toppings, home-made Greek yogurt with seeds, toast, baps and a full English breakfast priced from £2 every Friday.
  • Breaktime choices include freshly filled baguettes, paninis, fruit and much more.
  • Lunchtime choices include a wide selection of hot main meals including chicken biryani with naan wedges and pickle, classic lasagne with herby bread, BBQ chicken melt with garlic bread and much much more. Or you can have a jacket potato with a wide choice of fillings.   There’s also an extensive selection from wraps, noodles and past pots from our very own Street Range as well as a ‘sub bar’ serving a wide range of freshly-made sandwiches and baguettes.  There’s even CFC – Copleston Fresh Chicken!  Puddings include healthy fruit pots and our very own home-made Greek yogurt.

Cashless catering at Copleston

Please note that from 01/08/17 we will be using ParentMail to communicate with parents and also for our cashless catering.
This will allow you to top up dinner money in just a few taps.
We no longer use Parent pay.

The cashless system:

  • Speeds up the service and reduces queues by removing cash from the canteen
  • Reduces the risk of loss or theft of cash and bullying associated with cash
  • Allows parents greater control to ensure their child spends their money on school lunches
  • Allows payment over the internet and avoids the need to find cash each day
  • Simplifies the administration of free school meals

Instead of paying cash at the till, students accesses their account by placing their thumb on a reader which brings up their photo and account balance on the cashier’s screen. The cashier uses the touch screen to ring through the meal and the cost is deducted from the student’s account.

The system utilises a biometric cashless system to pay for food purchases in any of the school catering outlets. Biometric technology, which uses measurements taken from the thumb, is at the heart of making the cashless system work. This technology is used widely by a number of organisations including many schools, school libraries and cafeterias. No image of the fingerprint itself is taken.


Registering with ParentMail is very easy. On receipt of an email and/or test message from ParentMail, just follow the instructions in the message. Once registered, if you have an Android or Apple Smartphone, you can download the ParentMail App or if using a Laptop/PC or tablet, simply search or browse ParentMail App.
Once downloaded, log in with the email address you have provided to the school, go to payments then shop where you should see your child/childrens names.
There is also a help tab at the top of the home page, but if you still require any additional information or assistance then please visit the ParentMail helpsite or contact the school administration team at: Reception@copleston.suffolk.sch.uk

Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all the information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.

Nutritionist Resource

Nutritionist Resource offer advice and guidance and Nutrition including diets for children, lunch box ideas, fussy eaters and healthy eating for kids.

They believe that healthy eating could hold the key to a long and healthy life, which is why we have established a website that provides the public with easy access to nutritional advice.
To ensure the professionalism of our website, all listed nutritionists have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.