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School meals


We provide excellent healthy school meals that are cooked on site each day. We offer the children 3 choices of meal each day – 2 hot and 1 cold. Children will choose their meal each morning. This will mean that each child gets the meal they request each day. Menus can be made available on request and are available on the link above.


Do I need to pay?


All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal regardless of your benefit status. However, if you think you would be entitled, based in the information below, please register with school as this unlocks additional funding to use in school.


If Parents/carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits children will qualify for free school meals:


 Income Support

 income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

 income-related Employment and Support Allowance

 support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

 the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

 Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

 Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

 Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)


If you think your child is entitled to receive a free school meal please contact the school office who can check instantly if you are eligible and will continue to do so on an annual basis.  Please complete the form even if you do not intend to claim a free school meal,  as this entitles school to an amount of £1,345 Pupil Premium funding we receive from the Government.


Dinner money collection for KS2 is undertaken by the school office. Money should be paid on a Monday morning for the week ahead in the special envelopes provided. Cheques must be made payable to Stockton Borough Council with your name and address printed on the back of the cheque. If a child wants to change from School Lunch they must inform the school office a week in advance.

The cost of a meal is remaining at £2.20 a day and £11.00 for the week for KS2 children with effect from 19th April 2022.


Click here to find out more about Free School Meals Website



Packed Lunches


Children may choose to bring their own packed meal to school. In line with our healthy eating policy, chocolate bars, sweets and fizzy drinks are not allowed.

Please ensure that grapes are cut in half lengthways.

Please note Peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches are not allowed. This is due to allergies.

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