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
Universal Free School Meals:
All children in Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a Free School Meal.
Snacks & Packed Lunches:
THE SCHOOL OPERATES A NO NUT POLICY
Please ensure that no food items containing nuts or plains nuts are sent into school with your child.
Break time snacks brought from outside school:
1 Children can only bring fruit and/or vegetable snacks into school.
2 Children on special diets will be given consideration with consultation in accordance with government policy on nutrition.
1 Pupils are advised to bring packed lunches in insulated bags with freezer blocks, to stop the food going off. (There is no fridge space in school.)
2 The packed lunch is to contain no sweets.
3 The school will work with parents to ensure that packed lunches contain healthy options.
4 The school will work with the pupils to provide attractive and appropriate dining room arrangements.
5 The packed lunch should contain pieces of fruit or vegetable.
6 Children can bring only water, 100% fruit juice or squash.
7 Any food left in lunchboxes will be sent home.
8 There will be no swapping of food.
9 Fruit to be consumed at break should come in a separate container/bag.
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
Children are entitled to free milk up to their 5th birthday (details in the admission pack), after which it must be ordered and paid for via Cool Milk. Please click on the link below for how to register.