We are fortunate to have our lunches cooked on the premises in our own kitchens. Lunchtime is a part of the day when the children enjoy a meal together in a family atmosphere. Mr Edbrooke, our school cook works hard to ensure the school meals are of a high quality, providing the children with a nutritionally balanced meal. He offers suitable menus incorporating vegetables, fruit and healthy carbohydrate options such as bread, pasta and baked potatoes. A vegetarian option is always available.
Children are responsible for requesting the size of their own portions and are expected to eat all that they ask for.
Dinner monies must be paid on the first school day of each week. Please put correct money in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the child's name and class. Children staying for occasional meals should bring dinner money on Monday and mark on the envelope which day meals are required. Any cheques for school meals for the whole half term only, should be made payable to ‘Leeds City Council.’ Meals that are missed, due to absence, will be credited for the following week.
Changing from school dinners
Should you need to change your child from school dinners to packed lunches, please ensure you give the School Office at least two weeks’ notice in writing.
Free School Meals
If you think your child is eligible for free school meals then you are encouraged to apply via the Leeds Benefits Office. Mrs Newton, in the school office is always happy to help and advise, and all enquiries will be treated in confidence.
Bringing food to school
Children who do not have a school meal may either go home for lunch or bring a packed lunch. Please ensure that packed lunches are brought to school in a secure container labelled with your child’s name, and with appropriate food hygiene precautions taken, eg ice pack enclosed.
Water is always available, but you may like to supply a drink. We prefer drinks to be supplied in plastic flasks or bottles or other safe containers. In the interest of health and safety, we would ask that children do not bring cans or glass bottles.
Children under 7 are eligible for school milk. The annual charge to parents is £12.00, although pupils receiving free school meals, nursery children and children under 5 are exempt from this charge. Milk consumed in school receives a subsidy from the EU and this subsidy contributes towards the overall reduction in the price charged.
As a school we have been recognised and awarded Healthy School status. We are very proud of this achievement and work hard in partnership with children and parents, to maintain this status.
At break time, children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack, eg a piece of fruit. Children in reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a daily piece of fruit or vegetable under the free fruit and vegetable scheme for schools.
We ask you not to send your child with sweets, chocolate, crisps or gum.