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 North Yorkshire School Meals

Cost of School Dinners will be £2.78 per meal from 9th September 2020.



As well as being convenient, and giving your child the benefit of a hot meal in the middle of the day, school dinners represent great value for money. Things have moved on since we were at school: food standards are high and the menu is balanced over the week to ensure that all food groups and nutrients are well represented. The North Yorkshire Food Policy gives more detail.


Our school cook, Harriet, is always pleased to discuss individual dietary needs, and will work with you to make sure that your child gets the meal that is right for them.



Last year, we decided to look at the menus that are provided by the County Catering service to make sure that we are providing food that children enjoy and will eat. The School Council carried out a survey of preferences for children in all year groups, and met with one of our governors to talk about how the menu could be improved. The result of this is the production of a brand-new two-week rolling menu which is based on the children’s top choices of meals while remaining nutritionally balanced across the week. We review this half termly, and will be inviting input from children and parents. 

Free School Meals

To qualify for free school meals you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • 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 (£616.67 per month);
  • Income Support;
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Support under part six 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); or
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

Please note that contributions-based benefits, including contribution-related Jobseekers' Allowance do not entitle you to claim free school meals.

Should you meet the above criteria, click here and fill in the application form.

Applications are usually processed within five working days. You will be notified in writing, either by post or email, if your child is entitled and we will also let the school know. You should continue to pay until confirmation comes through. Schools may be able to arrange reimbursement of payment made while your entitlement is being confirmed.

Free school meals claims cannot be backdated. They are awarded from the date we receive the application, once eligibility is confirmed. This is because there is a legal requirement for a request to be made, before a free school meal can be provided.

If you are not entitled to free school meals, you will be notified in writing.

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