Allergies and Special Diets

Allergies and Special Diets


The requirements for pre-packed for direct sale (PPDS) food labelling changed in Wales, England, and Northern Ireland, this is known as “Natasha’s Law”.

Natasha’s Law became legislation on 1 October 2021. Twelve15 is fully compliant with the requirements.

Prepacked for direct sale or PPDS is food which is packaged at the same place it is offered or sold to consumers and is in this packaging before it is ordered or selected.

Schools will be required to list all ingredients and emphasise the allergens on the labels of food made on site – such as snacks, sandwiches, wraps, salad pots, cakes, etc. – that are pre-packaged prior to break or lunchtime.

This will apply to any foods that are in the packaging before it is ordered or selected. It can include food that students select themselves, as well as pre-wrapped food items that are kept behind a counter and some hot foods.

How to apply?

We cater for 14 recognised food allergens: celery, crustaceans, dairy, egg, fish, gluten, lupin, molluscs, mustard, nut, peanut, sesame, soya, sulphites. We also support vegetarian, vegan, pork, beef free diets. If your child requires any of these diets and would like a school meal, you need to complete our online application.

Please note, that from 01 November 2021 we will be only able to serve special diet meal to those pupils whose application for special diet is processed fully and accepted.

The application is super easy, click on the button below, fill the form out and click Submit.

If you have selected a Medically Prescribed Diet (excluding nut) you will be sent a form by a member of Team Twelve15 which you will need to print and get signed by a medical professional.

All about our current Primary menu

Find out more information about the allergens contained in the dishes on our Primary menu, including a list of the 14 key allergens and the dishes they appear in.

The portion sizes are calculations based on ingredient weights and do NOT take account of cooking losses or gains. 

The vegetable values are based on one full portion. If both vegetables on offer are selected the portion size and the carbohydrate value for each one will be halved


Information regarding the carbohydrate content of dishes is provided to assist dieticians & parents calculate intake for diabetic children. This information, whilst as accurate as possible, should be considered advisory.

Product labels which are available in the kitchen, should be referred to for source data. The menu may be subject to change to meet local needs.

Some pre-prepared vegetables from fresh produce suppliers may contain traces of celery and/or sulphates.

A plate of chicken pasta, with pesto and a healthy salad
Overhead view of a plate of food - yorkshire puddings, broccoli and roast potatoes