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School Dinners

Benefits and Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to a free school meal.

Pupils in Year 3 and above may be entitled to a statutory free school meal if parents are in receipt of certain benefits. Further details can be obtained from the school office or the Harrogate Education Office, Jesmond House, 31-33 Victoria Avenue Tel 01609 533405

School Meals and Packed Lunches

The cost of a paid school dinner is currently £2.10, £10.50 per week. Please contact the school office for the updated cost of school dinners in September 2016 as we are usually informed of this in September.

School Meals should be requested at the beginning of each half-term to enable the cook to order food. Children do not have to have a school dinner every day, but please let us know in advance which days they will require a dinner.

Money for dinners, whether for the week or individual days is collected on MONDAY morning of the week in which the meals are taken.  It is important that all money comes in on a Monday. All money sent to school should be brought in the envelope provided by the school, marked with the child's name, class, what the money is for and the total amount sent. You may pay for a month or term in advance if that is more convenient.

Dinner money should always be sent separately from any other monies coming into school.

Credits for dinners paid for and not taken will be carried forward to the following week value for money.

Whilst we encourage all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children to take a free school meal, children from all year groups children may bring a packed lunch, which is eaten in the canteen.

As a “healthy school” we encourage you to send your child with a healthy packed lunch. Packed lunches must not contain sweets or fizzy drinks. Any drinks provided with packed lunches must be sent in suitable containers, preferably made of plastic, with screw tops so that unfinished drink can be taken home, they need to be safely and easily handled by the child, so no glass or fragile containers please. Water is available for all children in the canteen.