The school is part of the Fruit Scheme, which provides a free piece of fruit for children in Reception and Key Stage One.
We also offer fruit to children in Key Stage Two
If you have any questions about the scheme, please speak to the school office.
If your child is under 5, they are entitled to free school milk. You will need to register to receive this - further details of how to do this can be obtained from the school office.
If your child is over 5, you also have the option to pay for milk.
You can register for your child at any time. If you have done so by Tuesday, Milk begins the following week.
Our school meals follow the NYCC healthy eating policy and are produced freshly every day in our school kitchen using quality ingredients. You can view the autumn term menu here.
The cost of a school meal
Key Stage 1: All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to universal free school meals. However, families with children in Key Stage 1 who are eligible for free school meals are still encouraged to apply for additional funding known as pupil premium funding (see the links below).
Key Stage 2: Children in years 2 - 6 can continue to have a school meal. The cost is £2.50 per day, unless your child is entitled to free school meals.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS - Are you missing out?
To find out if you are eligible and apply online go to www.northyorks.gov.uk. If you have any questions, require any help or would like an application form, please don't hesitate to speak to Mrs Arbuthnott in the school office. You can contact her on 01756 793030.
Children who prefer can bring a healthy packed lunch. Please ensure that it is in a strong, sealed container that is clearly named. Need ideas? Change4Life has lots of easy-to-prepare lunchbox ideas and tips.
Further information about NYCC Catering Service can be found below.
Our Catering service has been operational for over 40 years, and we operate in more than 240 education sites (plus 1 retail outlet) in, and around Yorkshire. We are knowledgeable, and continuously evolving and changing in-line with the up-to-date trends and requirements – whilst always committing to great quality and nutritionally balanced food.
Our brilliant three-weekly menu focus’ on a hot meal, a selection of healthy side dishes and bread.
Pupils use a lot of energy throughout the day, and eating a school meal can help keep them to be fuller for longer, and help them concentrate in lessons. School meals offer:
- Hot, healthy and nutritionally balanced menus which are compliant to the School Food Standards, and that are nutritionally analysed and then checked by a Registered Nutritionist.
- A meal that cares about the environment; we are accredited by the Soil Association Food for Life Bronze Award meaning we only use free-range eggs, meat that is Red Tractor, and fish that is caught sustainably.
- Value for money for a two-course meal.
- A selection of homemade products (75% of our meals are cooked daily on-site!), and meals that pupils will recognise; providing choice and a variety to suit all tastes.
- The convenience for not needing to prepare packed lunches.
- Higher concentration in lessons following a fulfilling lunchtime meal.
- Creating a continuous learning environment; highlighting the social skills involved with eating with others and making choices.
- A dining space in which they can feel relaxed with friends, in a supervised environment.
We also are proud to be able to work with you on any specific dietary requirements your pupils may have.
We promote local and fresh; with 75% of our meals being cooked daily on-site, and with ingredients from our three main suppliers located within Yorkshire to reduce our carbon footprint, and promote local businesses. The understanding of field to fork is important to us, and with this in mind we provide fun and educational cookery classes for pupils (and parents too) where requested by our passionate and talented Development and Training team; all with numerous years’ experience in the catering and educational setting. To make this more accessible and frequent, we are looking to add these online to encourage an easy access opportunity into learning about food. Stay tuned by following our NYES social media accounts for when this gets launched, and when we’re running competitions!
Food should be fun; so as well as the opportunity of cookery classes, we hold promotional days throughout the year. Each promotional day has a different theme, and all marketing links to this; including an activity sheet which is a further way for pupils to enjoy the celebration. Ask your school for upcoming promotions or competitions. You can also find these on the back of your menu, as well as a seasonal recipe, and nutrition fact. [menu]
We care about our customers, our team, and our brand values; ensuring we provide an enjoyable lunchtime experience with local, fresh, and great quality food for all. If you have any feedback, please let your school know, and our dedicated Area Managers will be able to help.
As you can see, we have all the ingredients for a fantastic and knowledgeable catering service for you!