North Yorkshire School Meals
The school catering team makes every effort to provide carefully balanced and nutritious meals each day and cooked meals are made on site and eaten in the dining area under the supervision of Midday Supervisory Assistants (MSA’s) and teachers.
North Yorkshire County Caterers provide our school meals and if you follow this link, you will be able to see this term’s menu. Primary school dinner menu | North Yorkshire Council
If your child does not like the menu choice, you can pre order a jacket potato, the vegetarian option or sandwiches. They need to be pre ordered at least 2 weeks in advance.
The cost of meals will be notified to you each term and should be paid for either half-termly in advance or weekly. Parents can pay through School Money (an on-line payment facility). Dinners must be paid for in advance.
More information about North Yorkshire school meals can be found by following this link: School meals | North Yorkshire Council
Free School Meals
Free school meals for all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meal Scheme. You do not need to complete an application form, just get in touch with your school and they can arrange this for you
Packed lunches need to be sent in an appropriate strong, named container. Please do not give the children drinks contained in cans or glass bottles. We ask parents and carers to ensure lunches are as healthy as possible. We are a Nut Safe school, so we ask for no children to bring in things that contain nuts for their packed lunch.
Free school meals for all years for pupils whose families receive financial support
If you get certain benefits, your child could also qualify for free school meals during all school years. If you do qualify for any financial support shown below, we would encourage you to complete our online form as this could enable your child’s school to claim the Pupil Premium Funding to further support them. To qualify you must be receiving:
Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (£616.67 per month):
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guarantee element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC)
- Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
To find out if you are eligible and apply online, please follow the link below. Free school meals | North Yorkshire Council
Children are offered milk (Free until your child is 5) and a portion of fruit each day in Foundation and Key Stage 1 classes, as the school subscribes to the Government’s ‘Fruit and Vegetable Scheme’. For children in other years, you may wish to send in a mid-morning snack for break-time. We want to encourage our children to have good eating habits so please send in something healthy like a piece of fruit, dried fruit, vegetables or cheese.