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
From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to a free school meal. If you have been in receipt of free school meals in the past, or think you may be entitled to free school meals you should still call at the school office to complete a form as this will ensure that the school receives the Pupil Premium funding for your child.
Please ask Mrs Watson for a sample of our school meals menu. Meals are cooked on site to a very high standard. Meals cost £2.10 per day.
If your child chooses to bring a packed lunch then we encourage parents to include healthy choices for your child’s packed lunch. Please do not send glass bottles or canned drinks. We do not allow sweets or chocolate to be eaten at lunchtime. These items will be returned with a note to remind parents of our policy.
Healthier lunchboxes and picnics
Pick a healthier packed lunch or picnic! We’ve got loads of tasty and easy to prepare ideas that everyone can enjoy – and they’re great value too.
Packed lunches or school dinners?
These days, school dinners are probably healthier than most packed lunches. But if you want to make a packed lunch, we’ve got some great ideas for you. Just choose a week from the list below, and in no time you’ll have delicious lunchbox ideas for all the family.
Take the lunchbox list with you when you shop – it will help you avoid reaching for tempting, less healthy foods, and it could save you time and money too!
For kids aged 5-8 – first week [hide]
Banana sandwich with wholemeal bread
Low-fat fruit yoghurt
Small box of raisins
Tuna and sweetcorn wholemeal roll
Reduced-fat cheese triangle
Apple juice, unsweetened
Pasta and sausage salad (with spring onion and red pepper)
Stewed apple and blackberry with crumble top
Reduced-fat natural yoghurt
Bottle of water
Edam cheese, ham and lettuce pitta pocket
Reduced-fat yoghurt drink
Houmous, red pepper and grated carrot wrap
Creamed rice pot
Slices of malt loaf
Bottle of water
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