We offer a choice of two hot lunches a meat option and non-meat option as well as a jacket potato option. These are prepared and cooked on the premises. Our kitchen staff ensure a healthy nutritional balance and a good variety of options for children.
The current charge is £2.50 per day and a register is kept recording payments made and meals taken. For your ease and convenience, parents can make lunch payments using credit or debit cards via our online payment system, SIMS Agora. Please contact the school office for details on how to set up an account. Payment by cash or cheques (payable to Gateshead Council) is also accepted.
Pupils not wishing to eat a school meal can bring a packed lunch in a suitably sized container. For reasons of safety please don’t include hot food e.g. soup in flasks. For obvious reasons we strongly encourage parents to provide healthy meals for those staying for packed lunch.
Under the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) scheme, children in Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2 automatically qualify for a free school meal.
From September 2017 (and the introduction of 30 hours free early education for eligible 3 and 4 year olds), we will also be serving lunch in our Nursery class. A separate menu is available for these children.
We think our school meals are both nutritious and delicious, and represent excellent value for money.
If you think you may be entitled to free meals, you can apply through Gateshead Council. Please note that even if you do not wish to take up free school meals, or if your child is receiving an infant free meal, the fact that you are entitled (and apply) brings more funding to the school. For further details on this, please follow the link below: https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/7433/Free-school-meals