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School Meals

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Your children have been talking about the new advice about eating healthily. here is the new Eatwell plate. Some of the changes include foods that are no longer on he plate and are for treats only!

We provide a midday meal for any pupil who wants one. Parents pay for meals at the start of the week. 

It is very important for all children to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Research has shown that a child's concentration levels are much greater if they have eaten a healthy, balanced meal at lunchtime. This obviously leads to better behaviour in the classroom, which in turn encourages children to work harder.

Encouraging healthy eating amongst children is a high priority Kirklees Catering take this responsibility very seriously. All of our menus have been nutritionally analysed to ensure that they adhere to, and often exceed all of the necessary standards. Kirklees Catering have recently been awarded the Food for Life Silver Catering Mark Award which is an independent endorsement that the food served by Kirklees Catering Service in schools meets high standards of traceability, freshness and provenance. Serving fresh food using sustainably sourced ingredients can help support health and wellbeing of children, as well as helping to increase concentration levels and classroom attainment. They are currently the only Local Authority caterer in Yorkshire to have achieved this standard.

Modified diets can be provided if supported by an approved diet sheet.

A copy of our menu is available by clicking on the link below.

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Munch the Schools Meals Dragon makes lunchtimes visits. And each term there is a special theme day, for example, Italian Day.

A school lunch costs £1.90 per day for a fully inclusive 2 course meal.

As part of the new School Food Plan, school meals will be free for all pupils in reception and Key Stage 1 (year 1 and year 2) from September 2014. We call this Universal Free School Meals (UFSM).

Who else can receive free school meals?

Children and young people who live in Kirklees who:

  • attend full time at a local authority school or sixth form
  • are under 19 years of age

and whose parents or carers receive one or more of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) is less than £16,190
  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

How to apply for free school meals

You can apply for free school meals at:

No one will know you have applied and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Once your application is processed, you will recieve a letter telling you the start and end date of your free school meal entitlement. A copy of this letter is sent to school to let us know.

If your child is going on a day trip with the school, the school will provide your child with a packed lunch to take with them.