School Meals and Milk

School Meals and Milk

Cooked meals are prepared daily in our kitchen and children are offered a choice of main courses and desserts, including vegetarian and halal options. Our school meals incorporate the EU Allergen Law which came into effect in December 2014 and also the School Food Standards which started on 1st January 2015. All meals, including packed lunches are eaten in the dining hall.

Our last validation visit from Healthy Schools identified school lunches as a success, recognising that;

The quality of the school meals is good and they fully meet the national standards. Meals are hot, flavoursome and enjoyed by pupils especially as there are five daily menu options available.

The school has a great working relationship with the catering staff, ensuring that they feel part of the school community and the whole school approach to healthy eating. The catering staff are friendly and committed to making lunchtimes a positive experience and regularly respond to pupil feedback and requests, such as introducing two roast meals a week.  Please click the link  for our full Healthy Schools Report:

The school meals menu is for a week at a time and is repeated every three weeks across the term. Please see the link at the bottom of this page for the current menu choices.

Please note that the price of school meals for this academic year are:

  • Nursery                        £2.05 per day
  • Reception to Year 2   Universal Free School Meals
  • Year 3 to Year 6          £2.40 per day (£12.00 for the week)

Dinner money must be paid at the beginning of each week in advance and can be paid via Schoolmoney or using a barcode via PayPoint. You can get the barcode for your child from the main school office, but we recommend using Schoolmoney where possible.

If school meals are not paid, you will be contacted by our school office team to arrange payment. If your child has two weeks of unpaid dinner debt (£24) you will have to provide a packed lunch for your child until the debt is cleared.

If you are having trouble paying, or need any help, please contact the school office for support. We are here to help.

Packed lunches: we have produced a guide for our parents/carers and families on what we feel provides a healthy packed lunch – please click here to see this guide.

Free School Meals

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 can have FREE school meals as part of the Universal Infant School Meal offer.

If you think your children may be entitled to Free School Meals in any of the year groups , there are several ways to check and apply.

To check if your family qualifies for Free School Meals, please contact the One Stop Centre or Telephone Leeds Benefits Service on 0113 222 4404, or you can click here to check online.

You can apply online for Free School Meals or download the Free school meals application. Hand the completed form either back to school, return it to any Council One Stop Centre or Community Hub in the city, or post it to the council directly at:

Welfare & Benefits (FSM Claims),  Leeds City Council,  Selectapost 15 Leeds, LS2 8BA

If you need help with the application process, please contact Kelly Waddington in our School Office.

Finally, if you are an Asylum Seeker receiving NASS Support, you do not need to complete this form. Simply show your UK Border Agency identification at our school office and we will contact Leeds City Council directly.

Special Diets

All our school meals are freshly made each day in the school kitchen.

We use a Special Diet System which captures every child with dietary requirements, this is so we can ensure each child is individually catered for and can enjoy safe meals every day. It is really important you tell the school if there are any special dietary requirements for your child to ensure the Special Diet System works properly.

Allergen information is not provided for each meal on the menus because they are fresh and occasionally substitutions may be needed or we may change menu’s for special meals. However, every kitchen is issued an allergen file which provides all the allergen information for the ingredients they use. Using the Allergen file and the Special Diet System together ensures special dietary requirements are effectively catered for.

Parents/carers are welcome to contact the Food Technology Team at Catering Leeds on 0113 3782321 with any enquiries regarding the allergens in school menus.

Milk at School

Children in Nursery & Reception receive milk each day free of charge. For Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 children, the charge is £30 per year. However, if your child qualifies for Free School Meals through benefit eligibility, there is no charge.

If you would like your KS1 or KS2 child to have milk at school, please contact Kelly Waddington in the School Office for further details.

Please click here for our Autumn term menu 2021: Hunslet Moor Menu Autumn 21-22