If you are able to pay for the half term this would be very much appreciated. You can pay online for dinner money at www.eduspot.co.uk. Lunchtime menus, which operate on a rolling three weeks, can be found above. Copies are also available in the classrooms. Meals that are missed, due to absence, will be credited for the following week.
Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch which are eaten in the main hall. Packed lunches should be in a secure named container. No sweets are allowed – instead, we encourage lots of fruit or vegetables. Water is available on all tables for children who choose a packed lunch. We encourage parents and carers to ensure all packed lunches provide the pupil with healthy and nutritious food similar to food served in school. Our packed lunch guidance below supports parents to make informed choices to create healthy packed lunches.
Break time snacks
The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) is a government programme that entitles every child in England, aged 4-6 in fully state-funded schools to a piece of fruit or vegetable each school day.
In line with this, any snacks that are brought from home for children in key stage 2 should be restricted to fruit or vegetables unless recommended by a doctor on medical grounds (eg dietary need, management of diabetes).
The school understands that snacks can be an important part of a child’s diet and can contribute positively towards a balanced diet. The school discourages the consumption of snacks high in fat and sugar at break time. Advice on this standard is available from the Children’s Food Trust http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/schools/the-standards/revised-standards/other-thanlunch
If your child is over 5 years old, and you’d like them to receive milk, please register them and pay online at www.schoolmilkuk.com
Drinking water is available for all pupils throughout the day and pupils are encouraged to drink water at frequent intervals. All packed lunch pupils have access to water at lunch time meaning there is no need for an additional drink to be brought as part of a packed lunch.
Pupils are encouraged to bring a water bottle every day that they can refill as necessary. Bottles go home at the end of every day to be washed and returned.
No drinks other than water will be brought into school by pupils unless recommended by a doctor for medical needs.
Free School Meals
Free school meals are available to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. They are also available to some older children according to family income. It’s important to register for entitlement to free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch or is in a younger class – this is so we can receive additional funding (called the pupil premium) which we can use to help your child.
Children are entitled to Free School Meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive any of the following:
To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals, and for any help or advice, you could:
The Leeds City Council website has more information about free school meals. If you’ve any general questions about free school meals, please ask us at the Office