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School Meals

There is no payment required for pupils who attend as boarders. However, pupils who attend as extended day, or day pupils do need to pay for school lunch as in mainstream settings. Parents of all pupils who think that they may qualify for free school meals should complete the relevant form (available form school) and register. Parents of pupils who do not qualify for free meals will be required to pay for lunch at the current rate of £2.50 per day.

Information about our freshly prepared and healthy school meals, including sample menus for primary and secondary schools.

Our school meals follow a healthy eating policy and 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

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

Frequently asked questions

Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to all key stage one pupils and to children whose parents receive certain benefits.

From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced new regulations for people claiming free schools meals who receive Universal Credit. The change means that if your net annual earnings are more than £7,400 you will not be eligible to claim free school meals.

Pupils who received free school meals before 1 April 2018 and pupils who are assessed as eligible after 1 April 2018 will continue to receive free school meals until the end of the universal roll out period, which is expected to be March 2022. This applies even if they no longer meet the eligibility criteria at a subsequent point during the roll out period.

At the end of the Universal Credit roll out period, any existing pupil who no longer meets the eligibility criteria will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education, i.e. primary or secondary school.

Frequently asked questions