Our school hall becomes our dining room each day between 11.55am and 1.00pm 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.
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 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.
Please note that due to advanced ordering of fresh produce and the volume of children taking a school lunch it is necessary to give a half term's notice to change from a packed lunch to a school meal and vice 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.
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.
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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 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.
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.