Pocklington C.E. (VC) Infant School
Maxwell Road
YO42 2HE

01759 302 699


Pocklington C.E. (VC) Infant School

School lunches


Most children stay at school over the lunch period (12 noon till 1:15pm). The children can either bring packed lunches or have a cooked school dinner.  As from September 2014 all children of infant school age are entitled to a free school lunch.  In the East Riding, there is  set hot meal which is available to download below.  The school is able to make some changes to the East Riding menu and these changes are also available to download. Menus are sent home so that parents can see what their children are able to choose from.  Please note, it may be necessary to change the menu without prior notice.

School dinners are prepared on the premises by Mrs Cornell (Cook in Charge), Mrs Camerin ( food assistant) and Mrs Westwood ( Kitchen support).  Mrs Cornell is happy to cater for vegetarians or other special dietary needs. If you wish to speak to her please contact the School Office.  

If you child chooses to bring a packed lunch, please make sure it is in a lunch box.  Please don't send fizzy drinks into school, sweets and nuts are also not allowed.

We ask that you let us know in advance if your child will not be requiring a hot school dinner, otherwise we will assume that one is to be provided.  If your child will be late arriving at school, please inform the school office if a meal is needed so that the correct number of meals can be prepared.




Universal Free Infant School Meals

We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Healthy school food has obvious health benefits and can help pupils establish healthy habits for life. Healthy school food can also help to improve pupils’ readiness to learn.   

Whilst all infant aged children receive free school meals, we ask that families who receive certain benefits complete a form (available from the school office), this not only brings additional funding into the school.  Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  •  Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  •  Income Support
  •  Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  •  Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  •  Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  •  The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  •  Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  •  Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

Registering for free meals could also raise an extra £1,320 for your child’s primary school, to fund valuable support like resources, educational visits/visitors, additional teaching staff or after school activities.

This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed above.

To check if your child is eligible, complete the forms below.

 Free School Meal application form updated 2018.pdfDownload
 Free School Meal eligibility information.pdfDownload
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