Adel St John The Baptist

School Meals

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects
all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment’

School lunches


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. Parents can help their child to choose from menu's displayed in the classroom.

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.

School Lunch Arrangement Slip

Weekly menus - Feb 2024

The school meal price from September 2023 is £2.45 per day (£12.25 per week) and should be paid in advance via ParentPay.


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


Children may be eligible for free school meals if their parents or carers receive any of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • income based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190
  • the guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit with an annual income of less than £7,400

If you get Working Tax Credit your child will not qualify for free school meals.

To find out more information please contact Leeds Revenues and Benefits service on 0113 222 4404 or via the following link

Leeds Revenues and Benefits Service

Dinner money

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 payments should be made through our cashless system ParentPay. Please contact the office for further information.

Packed Lunches

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.

Healthy Lunch Box - Ideas