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Bishop MonktonC of E Primary School

School Meals

Free School Meals Information and Eligibility

Summer Term 2023 Lunch Menu

Spring Term 2023 Menu

School Lunches

Our school lunches are cooked on site by Mrs Graham, our school cook.  The menu is worked out to ensure a good nutritional balance with the emphasis on healthy food.  Allergies and dietary needs can be taken account of so please do talk to the school if your child is interested in a school lunch.

If your child brings a packed lunch please can I encourage you to support our Healthy Schools Status by not sending in food that is high in sugar and fats, such as crisps, chocolate biscuits, cakes or fizzy drinks. Thank you for your support with this. We also request that your child has a labelled bottle of fresh water in school every day.  This is proven to help concentration and prevents dehydration.  Thank you.

The cost of a school lunch is £2.85 a day for school pupils and £2.30 for nursery pupils 

 From September 2014, all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England will be eligible for universal free school meals. Payment details for dinner money can be found on ParentPay.  If school dinner balances are not paid within 2 weeks then alternative arrangements will need to be made for lunchtime meals. The registers are updated on ParentPay on a Friday for dinners taken that week.  If there are any issues or concerns please see Mrs Worthington.


Free School Meals

Free school meals are currently 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 apply by using the application form in the useful downloads section.

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.

From September 2014, all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England will be eligible for universal free school meals. 


Further Information provided by North Yorkshire County Council

Information about Free School Meals