School Meals

School meals are freshly prepared on the premises, and are wholesome, healthy and appetizing.

The school runs a three-week menu which is published in advance and there is always a sandwich alternative during summer months and a jacket potato alternative during the winter months.

If you prefer you can choose to send your child with a packed lunch in a named container, and a warm, or non-fizzy cold drink in a non-breakable container.

School Meals Supervisory Assistants (dinner ladies) look after the children in the dining room, and on the playground during the lunchtime break.

Dinner money is payable every Monday in advance on Parentpay.

The school office can give helpful advice on school meal grants.  


North Yorkshire School Meals

Our school meals follow a healthy-eating policy.

Our meals are produced freshly every day in a school kitchen from only:

  • fresh meat and poultry sourced from the region
  • fruit and vegetables sourced regionally where possible using local suppliers
  • products free from additives associated with health problems in young children
  • fats free from hydrogenated oils
  • with menus that are nutritionally balanced


Playtime Snacks

A small snack of fruit or vegetables may be brought in to eat at playtime.

In the interest of dental hygiene children are not allowed to bring sweets to school.

Free fruit/vegetables are available to the infant children.

The school received National Healthy School status in May 2007.




Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to children whose parents are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income-based job seeker’s allowance
  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • child tax credit with an income of less than £16,190 and not in receipt of working tax credit
  • support under part VI of the immigration and asylum act 1999
  • guarantee element of state pension credit.

Where parents are entitled to working tax credit during a four week “run on” period immediately after their employment has ceased, or after they have started to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals.

Children who receive income support or income based jobseeker’s allowance in their own right are also entitled to free school meals.

Should you meet the above criteria, you can apply by using the application form in the useful downloads section.

Applications are usually processed the same day. If your child is entitled to free school meals you will receive a letter confirming the date when the meals will start. The school is also notified that your child is entitled to free school meals. In the meantime, you should continue to pay for free school meals until confirmation comes through. Schools may be able to arrange a reimbursement of any monies paid whilst your entitlement is being confirmed. If you are not entitled to free school meals you will be notified in writing.

Further Information provided by North Yorkshire County Council

Information about Free School meals