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New Menu's starting 20th February 2018

Special Diet Policy Catering Leeds

 

 

Our School Meals

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.

  • Meals are freshly made every day
  • Using great quality produce:
    • Fresh vegetables and potatoes, locally when in season
    • UK farm assured chicken, beef and lamb 
    • Free range eggs from East Yorkshire
    • 100% salmon and white fish fillet from sustainable sources
    • Dolphin friendly tuna
    • Choice UK cheddar
  • Menus are designed to provide healthy, balanced meals which will be enjoyed by children
  • Menus meet the Government guidelines for school meals
  • All medical and religious diets can be catered

 

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

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:

  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Guarantee pension credit
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and an annual income lower than the limit set by the Government
  • Working Tax Credit Run On because you have ceased work or reduced your working hours to less than 16 per week

To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals, and for any help or advice, you could:

  • Contact Leeds Revenues & Benefits Service on 0113 222 4404, Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm
  • Visit a One Stop Centre – the nearest one to school is The George's Centre, Middleton, Leeds.
  • Visit your local housing office
  • Email lcc.benefits@leeds.gov.uk
  • Work out how much you may be entitled to by using Leeds on-line benefit calculator
  • Minicom users can contact on 0113 222 4410; for Braille, large print or on audio CD / tape, please contact Leeds City Council (using details above)
  • Call HMRC Tax Credit helpline (0845 300 3900) or visit their website.

The Leeds City Council website has more information about free school meals.  

Packed lunches - KS2

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)

Milk

A daily small carton of milk is provided to all Nursery and Reception pupils. Milk and is provided at lunchtime for our KS1 pupils.