School Meals

Our school meals follow a healthy eating policy and are produced freshly every day our 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

You can view North Yorkshire school meals food policy here (pdf / 110 KB).

Children are able to choose from the Autumn 2021 main menu. Children are alternatively able to bring their own packed lunch.  Parents are requested to ensure that their child can open all packaging in their lunch as staff are unable to help children due to safety measures.  Some food may need repackaging before adding it to their lunchboxes. 

School meals are cooked fresh every day in our onsite kitchen by our lovely cooks, Mrs Fiona Blackmore and Mrs Beccy Haswell. Children can choose from a hot meal, jacket potato or sandwich option. Children are able to select their choice each morning as the register is taken. There is a menu produced at the start of each term which operates on a three weekly cycle. 

Children from Nursery and Reception will eat their lunch together in the school dining hall with children from Class 2 and 3 from 11:45 - 12:15. Children from Class 4 and 5 will eat their lunch from 12:15 - 12:45pm. 

Dinner Money

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to a universal infant free school dinner; a subsidy grant received from the Government. Children in Years 3 - 6 are charged at £2.63 a day and these are charged through ParentPay. Nursery children are charged £1.83 for a school dinner.   

If you in receipt of certain benefits you may be entitled to assistance with free school meals. Please complete:-

APPLICATION FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS & PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2)

or

APPLICATION FOR ASSISTANCE WITH FREE SCHOOL MEALS - KS2 (Years 3,4,5&6)

and email to schoolwelfare@northyorks.gov.uk

Packed Lunches

In order to flourish, we need a healthy body and mind. To help us achieve this we have chosen to work towards achieving North Yorkshire’s Healthy Schools Award focusing on food as it plays such a big part in our health. We know that our school meal menus are carefully constructed by experts in food nutrition and so are beginning our journey by evaluating packed lunches. We would like to achieve:

  • For every lunch to have two pieces of fruit or vegetables, which includes at least one savoury.
  • Every lunch to contain a portion of protein.
  • That no lunches contain sugary or fatty foods.

We ask that children do not have nuts in their packed lunches as we have children in school with nut allergies. Please comply with this request so we can keep our children safe. We hold Healthy Schools status and encourage children to make healthy food choices. Can we please request that grapes/olives etc are cut in half lengthways to minimize a choking risk.