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School Meals

School Meal Arrangements

We are a nut-free Federation, as we have children and staff with severe nut allergies (this includes any products which may contain nuts). Thank you for your co-operation

Children may choose to have a school dinner or bring a packed lunch. The catering facilities are excellent and the cooked meals are of a very high standard, with a good healthy choice. Children may opt for a mixture of school meals and packed lunches during the week and order these on a daily basis during registration.

Parents of children in Reception, Y1 & Y2 - did you know your child can eat a school meal every day completely free of charge?

The Government Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) scheme provides funding for all government funded schools to offer free school meals to pupils in reception, year 1, and year 2.

There is nothing you need to do to qualify - your child just needs to order a meal during registration

If you have older children or a child in nursery, they may still qualify for a free meal - please see below:

Free School Meals

With many families facing financial hardship as the cost of living increases, NYCC are doing all they can to ensure that every family that is eligible to claim Free Schools Meals for their child is benefiting from this additional help. The process for parents to apply for a free school meal has now been made much simpler and by completing the online form below you will receive an instant decision of whether your application has been successful.

Please click here to complete the Free School Meal application form and receive an instant decision on whether your application has been successful.

Our School Caterer:


Hutchison Catering Ltd | Gateshead NSW

Hutchison's provides an excellent range of hot meals - see our three-week rolling menu below. At KS2, dinner money must be paid in advance on the first school day of each week. The charge is currently £3 per meal, though this is subject to change. ParentPay, is our preferred method of payment for school lunches, trips and after-school clubs. ParentPay is an online payment system that offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.

Packed Lunches

Please can we ask that consideration be given to the contents and that children are encouraged to make healthy choices, as what children eat at lunchtime has a direct impact on how well they focus and learn in afternoon lessons. Please click on the link below - a helpful guide produced by our caterers, Mellors:


Menus and allergies

You can download a copy of our Autumn 2024 menu at the bottom of this page. Please note that these menus follow a 3-week rotation. 


If your child has any specific food allergies or dietary requirements, please contact the school. We ask all families to complete an allergens pack prior to them starting school. To download an allergy pack please see below.

If you have any questions or concerns about school lunches, you can contact the school directly or for more information from Hutchison's please visit their website:



Christmas Lunch

To be confirmed.....