I always had packed lunch at primary school, so my only memories there are Club biscuits, Take-a-Break bars etc and those funky coloured metal water jugs. At secondary school, it was pretty much fries every day. You could have this with pizza or burger, of which you could have chicken, spicy chicken and pork but not beef (CJD!). 50p for fries, 50p for burger or pizza. Meal of the day was sometimes the most awesome gammon, chips, pineapple and parsley sauce. About the only day I had something different. By Year 9 we used to go out to the local cafe for jacket spuds or toasties or chippy on Friday. However, they stopped Year 9 going out, so we used to sneak out until we were caught. We argued our case with the head but we lost, and had to spend each lunch back to him every 10 mins to show we'd not disappeared! 6th form was mostly sarnies again (health conscious ofc) or Friday chippy. Or Thursday pub - no wonder I blobbed A Level Biology! /edit: now I'm a teacher, though I rarely have lunches. It's on a 3 week rotation, chips and pizza/fish only on a Friday. Choice of jackets, salads, baguettes or Pasta King every day too. So much more variety!