At lunchtime, children may have a school dinner or bring a packed-lunch. School meals are prepared in-house and the meals are nutritionally balanced to provide your child with the right amounts of nutrients and energy.
Pupils are encouraged to use the correct table manners and make conversation to continue developing relationships over the lunchtime period.
If your child is bringing a packed-lunch please ensure it contains the right amount of nutritious food. Please do not send fizzy drinks or drinks in bottles as they tend to leak. The school has a statutory responsibility to check that packed-lunches are healthy.
Children in Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal. We offer either a hot dinner or a sandwich option under the Universal School Meal Scheme. We will need one week’s written notice if you wish to make any changes to your choice.
Milk will be provided for younger children until they reach Year 7. Milk will be free to Reception children, and, in Year 1 – Year 5, can be paid for on a termly (£7) or yearly (£21) basis. If you are entitled to free school meals, your child is also entitled to free milk.
Our younger children will also be given a piece of fruit or vegetable to keep their mind in full working order and to promote healthy eating and well-being.
ParentPay gives you the opportunity to pay for your child’s school meals on the highly secure ParentPay website. It offers a history of all the payments you have made and gives you peace of mind that your payment has been made safely and securely.
You can also visit the ParentPay website at www.parentpay.com for more information.
Free School Meals
To find out if you are eligible for Free School Meals, please call Leeds Revenues and Benefits Service on 0113 2224404 or visit www.leeds.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.
You may be entitled to free school meals if you are in receipt of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190 (provided you are not receiving Working Tax Credit)
- The ‘Guarantee’ element of the State Pension Credit
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Alternatively, if you have any questions/concerns, please contact Mr P Waddington on 0113 2268400 here in school.