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.
Free school meals and pupil premium
The term ‘free school meals’ can be confusing. A pupil premium (i.e. additional money the school can claim from the council to help support education if parents complete a form) is available for children from low income families and previously children from these families were also eligible for a free school meal so it was often known as ‘free school meals’. However, the rules have changed and now all children in infant schools are eligible for free meals at school regardless of income and without needing to register.
Schools are still able to claim pupil premium for supporting children from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as children from higher income families, and it would really help us provide your child with the best possible educational experience if you complete the form for pupil premium if your family is eligible.
School are also able to claim pupil premium for supporting looked after children, previously looked after children and children with a parent in the armed forces.