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School Meals

You can decide if your child is going to have a school meal or bring a packed lunch.

All children in Reception and KS1 are entitled to free school meals. In KS2,entitlement to free school meals is determined according to individual family circumstances. You can contact Welfare Benefits, Britannia House, Bradford or ask for advice from Mrs Fletcher, our Pastoral Manager.

School meals are cooked onsite and can be ordered on a daily basis. There is a three week rolling menu which changes every term.

Payment for School Meals

Dinner money should be brought in a sealed envelope (school will provide envelopes) with the child’s name, class and the amount enclosed written on the front. Adjustments will be made if your child is absent for any reason. Cheques should be made payable to “BradfordCouncil” and your cheque card number written on the back.

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals please contact Welfare Benefits, BritanniaHouse, Bradford or ask for advice from Mrs Michelle Fletcher in the School Office.

Packed Lunches

These should be brought in a named, hygienic container and placed on the trolley provided. Water is provided for every child. Should your child wish to bring a drink from home, it should be in a carton or plastic bottle, and should not be a fizzy, high sugar or high energy drink. Sweets and chocolate bars are not allowed.

Milk

Children in Reception class are entitled to free milk. All other children are able to order milk each term which must be paid in advance unless they are registered as being entitled to free school meals.

Snacks

In order to promote healthy eating habits, children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit to eat at morning break. A piece of fruit or vegetable is provided for children Reception and Key Stage 1 on a daily basis as part of the ‘Fruit for school’ initiative. Sweets, crisps and biscuits are not allowed.