Information about our school lunches
The lunches are cooked from fresh in our school kitchen and the termly menus provide a high quality nutritionally balanced choice of meals for the children. Each day there are four menu options:
GREEN - Vegetarian Meal
RED - Meat Meal Sandwich Meal
PURPLE - Potato Meal
The children order their meal at registration each day so that meals can then be prepared to order. A salad bar and selection of deserts are available every day. Our children are encouraged to discuss the menus at home with their parents and to think about nutrition and healthy eating. When they arrive at school they are able to select which of the available menu options they would like to eat on that day.
Menus are made using: UK farm assured chicken and turkey breast meat; UK farm assured beef; salmon dishes are made with 100% salmon fillet from a sustainable source; dolphin friendly tuna; locally sourced UK cheddar cheese; free range local British lion quality eggs.
Unlimited bread is offered in school each day. Yoghurt and fresh fruit are offered as an alternative to the dessert each day.
In accordance with the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meals offer, meals are provided free of charge to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
For the 2020/21 academic year, the cost of meals for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 is £2.40 per day.
As food is ordered in advance, changes from school meals to packed lunches, or vice versa, require two weeks' notice in writing.
Dinner money is payable in advance on Monday morning each week. There are two ways to pay:
By cheque, made payable to Leeds City Council and marked on the back with the child's name and class.
In cash: if paying by this method the correct amount should be enclosed in an envelope with the child's name and class marked on it.
Free School Meals
It is very important that all parents on qualifying benefits claim for free school meals for their child/children, via Leeds City Council, even if their child is receiving a free meal under the Government’s Universal Free School Meals offer, i.e. in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2. To find out if you are eligible ask at the school office or call Leeds Revenues and Benefits Service on 0113 222 4404.
As a school we follow the Leeds City Council guidance relating to school lunch payment arrears:
With one week’s arrears - For parents who fail to pay and are 1 week in arrears they should receive a letter, email or telephone call..
With two week’s arrears – For parents who don’t pay and make no attempt to pay after two weeks a letter should be sent to them notifying them of the balance outstanding.
With three week’s arrears - For parents who don’t pay and make no attempt to pay after three weeks a letter should be sent notifying them that unless all arrears are paid then the school will no longer feed their child and that they will have to make alternative arrangements to feed their children i.e. packed lunch or take them home at lunch time, feed them and return them to school for the afternoon session. School should then make parents aware that the debt will be referred to Leeds City Council financial services who will send them an invoice and should the debt remain unpaid it will be forwarded to the council’s external debt recovery agents.
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