Children are able to concentrate and learn better when they have eaten a healthy, balanced lunch – school meals can be the simple solution.
From September 2014, school meals for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are completely FREE! This will provide a saving to families of £380 per year for each child. Nursery children can bring a small packed lunch to eat if they are staying for a full day.
Our school serves four meal choices each day, consisting of: two main courses (one of which is a vegetarian meal) a jacket potato option or a sandwich option. Each meal includes a main course, vegetables and salad, pudding of the day or fruit or yoghurt and water to drink.
The cost of a school meal is £2.30. Payment must be made in advance for the week, month, half term or term. We prefer payments to be made through our cashless pay system, please contact the school office for an account to be set up or cash should be placed in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the child’s name and class and handed into the School Office. Please ensure one weeks’ notice to change lunch arrangements. Failure for school to pay for school lunches will result in your child having to bring a packed lunch.
Free school meals are available to some children according to family income. It is important to register for entitlement to FREE SCHOOL MEALS even if your child is in Key Stage 1 or chooses to bring a packed lunch. This is so we can receive additional funding (called Pupil Premium) which we can use to help your child.
Children are entitled to Free School Meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive any of the following:
To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals, and for any help or advice, you could:
The Leeds City Council website has more information about free school meals.
Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch which are eaten in the main hall. Packed lunches should be in a secure named container. No sweets are allowed – instead, we encourage fruit or vegetables. Your child should bring their own drink in a non-breakable container – no fizzy drinks. (Please see our packed lunch policy)
A daily small carton of milk is provided to all Nursery and Reception pupils. Milk and is provided at lunchtime for our KS1 pupils.