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North Yorkshire School Meals

Our school meals follow a healthy-eating policy.

Our meals are produced freshly every day in a school kitchen from only:

  • fresh meat and poultry sourced from the region;
  • fruit and vegetables sourced regionally where possible using local suppliers;
  • products free from additives associated with health problems in young children;
  • fats free from hydrogenated oils; with
  • menus that are nutritionally balanced

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Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to children whose parents are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income-based job seeker's allowance
  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • child tax credit with an income of less than £16,190 and not in receipt of working tax credit
  • support under part VI of the immigration and asylum act 1999
  • guarantee element of state pension credit.

Where parents are entitled to working tax credit during a four week "run on" period immediately after their employment has ceased, or after they have started to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals.

Children who receive income support or income based jobseeker's allowance in their own right are also entitled to free school meals. 

Should you meet the above criteria, you can obtain a form from the School Office.

Applications are usually processed the same day. If your child is entitled to free school meals you will receive a letter confirming the date when the meals will start. The school is also notified that your child is entitled to free school meals. In the meantime, you should continue to pay for free school meals until confirmation comes through. Schools may be able to arrange a reimbursement of any monies paid whilst your entitlement is being confirmed.

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

Further Information provided by North Yorkshire County Council

Information about Free School meals


School Dinners

Hot meals are served in school, having been brought in from the kitchen at Killinghall School. Children may choose to bring a packed lunch if they prefer.  Children sit in mixed age groups with older children reinforcing good manners and behaviour.The dinners are freshly prepared each day and conform to the exacting nutritional standards required as well as being delicious!

We ask that children who opt for a packed lunch follow certain simple guidelines:

  • no fizzy drinks, cans or glass bottles
  • no sweets or chocolate

Children in the Infants (up to the end of KS1) are entitled to a free school meal as part of the government initiative. This is an ‘opt out’ scheme rather than ‘opt in’, so that we will assume that all Infant children are having a cooked lunch unless we are told otherwise. This scheme also provides the Infant children with a free packed lunch on days when they are out of school for educational visits etc.

The current cost of a school lunch is £2.35 per day.  A lunch attendance register will be updated on ParentPay, Friday weekly.  We ask that you regularly check your ParentPay account and ensure it is regularly topped up.  Children are also given the option of a ‘Friday Fun Lunch’ to encourage them to try the meals. At the end of each half term a letter is sent home requesting details of requirements for the next term and giving the associated costs.

The menu for the Autumn Term 2017 can be found below:

Spring Term 2018 menu

Summer Term 2018 menu


Mid Morning Snack

We offer children fruit as a playtime snack. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are given a free piece of fruit or vegetable and a drink of milk at morning play. Junior children are encouraged to bring fruit into school to have at morning play.

Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day as hydration can make a difference to concentration levels.  We ask that children bring a suitable named water container into school which they can refill at any time.

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