Our school hall becomes our dining room each day between 11.55 am and 1.00 pm when pupils are served lunch. All dinners are cooked on the premises with at least 75% being cooked fresh from scratch using locally sourced produce. We have a high take up of school meals. Parents can help their child to choose from menu's displayed both in the classroom and from the links below.
A red, green and yellow banding system is in operation and children get to choose from the three daily options. Lunch menu's rotate every three weeks, the dates are at the top right corner of each menu. Meals are cooked to order which means children have the lunch of their choice and there is very little waste. All foods meet the nutritional standards and specific dietary requirements are catered for.
We were recently asked by Leeds City Council Catering Service to take part in a trial where children would be offered a starter instead of a pudding. After liaising with their nutritional expert and consulting with our School Council we agreed to take part during the last half term of school, when we will serve starters on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please see the menus below.
We believe that lunchtime is a social occasion and encourage pupils to speak politely to staff and each other, to sit sensibly with friends and eat all of their lunch. Our lunchtime supervision staff, led by Mrs Michelle Lawrenson encourage all pupils to try new foods and ensure lunchtimes are happy, safe and enjoyable for all pupils.
All pupils, including packed lunch children have access to water jugs on each table, which is served by our lunchtime supervisory assistants.
Please note that due to advanced ordering of fresh produce and the volume of children taking school lunch it is necessary to give a half term's notice to change from a packed lunch to a school meal and visa versa. The link below will provide you with a school lunch slip to hand in to the school office to change your child's meal arrangement.
Universal Free School Meals
From September 2nd 2014 children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are entitled to take up the Government initiative of a Universal Free School Meal.
Free School Meals
Every day children and young people across Leeds are missing out on their entitlement to a Free School Meal. Child friendly Leeds encourages families to check if they are eligible - it can save parents £400 for each child per year!
Families who are entitled to Free School Meals are in receipt of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190, providing they are not receiving Working Tax Credit
- The 'Guaranteed' element of the State Pension Credit
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Please note people receiving Working Tax Credit, regardless of their income level, do not qualify.
To find out more information please contact Leeds Revenues and Benefits service on 0113 222 4404 or via the following link
For pupils in Years 3 - 6 the cost of a school meal is £2.00 payable in advance. We are happy to accept payment for the week, month, half term, term or annually. All cheques should be made payable to Leeds City Council; cash should be placed in the sealed plastic wallet along with your child's receipt card envelope clearly marked with the child’s name and class and handed into the class teacher or at the School Office.
Online Dinner Payments
Since October 2012 parents have been able to pay by credit/debit card for their child's school lunch.Please speak to Mrs Ramsden in the school office who will be happy to supply you with a unique pupil identification reference. Payments can be made by logging onto Leeds City Council website On the residents page, click make an online payment, scroll down to School Meals you will then be directed to enter your child's unique identification number and date of birth this will ensure that all monies paid will be allocated to the correct student. A confirmation screen will enable parents to check the details entered and it is advised, as with all internet payments that you print a receipt.
Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch. Packed lunches are eaten in the dining hall. No sweets or fizzy drinks are allowed and we encourage lots of fruit and vegetables.