New Food Standards come into force from January 2015. They are intended to help children develop healthy eating habits and ensure they get the energy and nutrition they need across the whole day. Variety is key to a healthy diet. Food needs to look and taste delicious.
Children and young people in North Yorkshire can be confident that they are enjoying the best of British when they have a school lunch. All food suppliers are based in the Yorkshire region, with the majority being family owned businesses. Only fresh meat and poultry is used in school lunches most of which is sourced from within the county boundary.
Half of all fruit and vegetables are sources from the north of England and all the eggs are free range. They are sourced in the Yorkshire region and have received a "Good Egg Award" from the animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming.
A variety of fair trade products are used including sugar, coffee and cocoa. Gluten free items are also stocked including sausages, pasta, flour and bread and organic pasta is now used.
All food served in our school is freshly prepared every day.
If your child has a dietary need put the request in writing to the Headteacher who will then inform the catering team.
From September 2014 key stage one children (reception, years 1 and 2) are entitled to a free school meal.
- have a three-menu cycle, allowing students to become familiar with the food served
- are changed every term to reflect the seasons
- are written in consultation with pupils and cooks.
Student meals are currently priced at £2.30 per meal per day.
Payments can be made in cash, cheque or through ParentPay using the link. Any meals cancelled after 10.30 am will be charged for.
Free school meals are available to all key stage one pupils and to children whose parents receive certain benefits.
These include one or more of the following:
- Universal Credit, (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods);
- Income Support;
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit;
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC);
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
Children who receive any of the above benefits in their own right are also entitled to free school meals.