School lunches and Free School Meals
During lunchtimes the mid-day supervisors have responsibility for the children. If children stay at school for lunch, we expect them to behave and to co-operate with the supervisors.
If a child is naughty or rude we contact parents to discuss behaviour. If this behaviour persists, we may have to send him/her home for lunch.
School lunches are cooked on-site; vegetarian and Halal dishes are provided for those children who need them.
Dinners currently cost £8.50 a week. Children need to decide on a Monday whether they are school dinners or sandwiches for the week, and all monies to be paid by Parent Pay.
Application forms for free meals are available from:-
The Benefits Services
Bradford BD1 1HX
Council Tenants 01274 432771
Private Tenants 01274 432772
Owner/Occupier 01274 432773
School does not make decisions about free school meals. We are notified by Welfare Benefits of those children who are entitled to free school meals. We follow their instructions. Any queries need to go directly to Benefits Service, not school.
Although school lunches will be free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children – parents of Reception children must still fill in an application from re: free dinners. School receives a substantial amount of money for free school meals children in their budget. If Reception parents fill out an application form they will receive a free school jumper.
Packed Lunches and Home Dinners
Please provide drinks in plastic containers or cartons. (NO glass bottles or fizzy drinks because of leakage and breakage). Please send only cold food and no sweets or chocolate.
Children who go home for lunch should not return until five minutes before the start of the afternoon session. We are able to take responsibility for those children who stay for lunch, but not those who go home for lunch and return at different times.
Milk is available, free of charge to Nursery, Reception and those children in Key Stage One on free school meals. For other Key Stage One children, parents will be informed before the end of the previous term the cost for the next term. Money must be paid to the office before the end of the term.
Milk is not available for children in Key Stage Two.
Toast, raisons and juice are sold during playtime and children who are in Foundation and KS 1 receive a piece of fruit.