School Meals
 

School Dinners

We offer our children a choice of having a delicious and nutritious hot dinner.  Children are able to choose between a meat meal or a vegetarian meal.  We change our hot dinner menu regularly to view our latest menus click below.

Click on 'Our Menu' for our latest menu or 'Munch' for his website all about school meals with lots of games and other information.
 

LUNCHES AND SNACKS

Cooked School Meals

 As part of the government’s Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) scheme, all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children in state-funded schools in England are entitled to free school meals.

Currently, on a daily basis, between 90-110 children eat a cooked school meal. There are two sittings, with school meals eaten in the school hall.

Cooked school meals are of a high standard. They are cooked on site, from scratch, using a wide range of fresh ingredients. The children are offered a choice of a balanced Meal A or Meal B every day.  Our school meal menus are available online at www.kirklees.gov.uk/schoolmeals.

The Kirklees School Catering teams offer themed events throughout the year, often linked to what is happening both inside and outside the school, such as bonfire night, Chinese New Year and links to the curriculum being taught in school. This helps to make lunchtime a fun and educational experience for pupils and an opportunity to try new foods.

The cost of a school meal is £2.00, i.e. £10.00 per week and this must be paid online in advance via ParentPay. Parents are asked to give a minimum of 2 weeks notice of children starting or stopping school meals.

 

Free School Meals

If your child is in full-time education and you receive one or more of these benefits you will be able to apply for free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (but are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income is less than £16,190)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.

Please note that for every child receiving free school meals, our school will receive more money so by registering your child for free school meals you are also supporting your child’s school. Please help us as a school by applying.

From Year 3 onwards, families who satisfy the above criteria can continue to claim free school meals for their children.

Please note that this application for free school meals must be made by parents themselves not by school. An information leaflet is available from the school office.

You can apply for free school meals:

No one will know you have applied and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Once your application is processed, you will be sent a letter telling you the start and end date of your free school meal entitlement. A copy of this letter will be sent to school to let us know, and nowhere else.

If your child is going out of school on a trip or other off-site activity, the school will provide your child with a free school meal packed lunch to take with them. Please let school know if this packed lunch is required. Otherwise we will presume that you wish to provide a packed lunch from home.

Packed Lunches

Other children bring a packed lunch to school. Currently children eating a packed lunch do so alongside children having a cooked school meal.

Parents are asked to send packed lunches in a suitable sandwich box or container.

For health & safety reasons hot food (such as soup in a flask), glass bottles, ring pull cans and fizzy drinks are not allowed. Sweets and other confectionary bars should not be included in the packed lunch.

 

Lunchtime Supervision

A senior lunchtime supervisor and three assistants supervise the children during each lunch hour. A sports coach also supervises and works with a class of children at a lunchtime sports club each day. One of our lunchtime supervisors is a designated first aider and provides the children with any required first aid during the lunch break.

Playtime Snacks

Our school continues to benefit from the government’s Free Fruit Scheme for children in EYFS & KS1. Children in the Nursery enjoy a fruit snack each session. Children in KS1 classes in school are given a piece of fruit or a vegetable to eat at morning playtime.

To promote ‘healthy eating’ in KS2, children in KS2 may bring in a piece of fruit or a vegetable to eat as a snack at playtime.