Parents/carers can choose for their child to have a cooked school lunch or bring a packed lunch. Our lunches are cooked to order at a local primary school and transported to us each day in heated containers ready to be served immediately at 12:00. Pupils up to the age of 7 (Reception, Y1 and Y2) are entitled to a free school meal every day as part of a new government funded initiative. The current cost of school dinners for children in Y3-6 is £2.30 per day - £11.50 per week.
Free School Meals
Family economic circumstances can vary greatly. In certain circumstances, a family whose child is in Y3-6 can apply for their child to receive a daily school meal without charge. The common misconception is that there is a stigma attached to such circumstances and that a child may be singled out. A child who receives free school meals is not identified or treated differently to other pupils who choose school meals. Free school meals are available to children whose parent/carer is in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
Universal Credit, (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
Income-Based Jobseekers’ Allowance
Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC)
Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guarantee element of Pension Credit
A “run-on” of Working Tax Credit - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
To download an application form, visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/25811/Free-school-meals
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