We are currently able to offer a hot meal to children in Reception, Year 1, 2 and 3. These are free for all year groups up to and including Year 2 but are chargeable in Year 3 and cost £2 a day payable via the School Gateway. Below are the current menus. Children are asked what they would like for lunch at morning registration and can change to packed lunches whenever they wish. We are still offering cold packed lunches to all other year groups.
The school meal is an important part of the day - both as a social activity for the children and to ensure that they remain healthy and full of energy.
The choices are;
There is no increase and School Meals from September 2020 will remain at £2 per day (£10 for a week) which should be paid for in advance. We are aiming to go cashless so ask that meals are paid for via the School Gateway. Please note the school does not have provision to support debt, therefore if your child's dinner account goes over £10 then they will not be permitted to have a school dinner until this has been cleared.
You can download the menus from this page (see links below)
If your child wishes to have school meals please pay for these online:
Paying money to the school online
The system is called School Gateway – and it’s available for you to use now.
1. Go to www.schoolgateway.com
2. When you visit the School Gateway website for the first time, please select ‘New User’ and enter your email address and the mobile telephone number you have registered with the school
3. The system will send a PIN code to your phone; please enter this PIN code and your account will be activated for you.
As soon as you’ve got the system set-up, you’ll be able to pay money to the school online rather than send cash or cheques.
If you’ve recently changed your email address or mobile telephone number, please let us know so we can update our records.
Free school meals
Your child will qualify for free school meals if they're in full-time education and you receive one of the following benefits:
Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.
If you have a child starting school and they have a brother or sister attending the same school who already receives free school meals, you don't need to apply. Your child will automatically be given free school meals.
Your child won’t qualify for free school meals if you're receiving working tax credits and disabled working tax credits.
All infant age pupils (Reception/Years 1 and 2) are entitled to receive a free school meal.
Although infant children will automatically receive a free school meal, we're asking families who have a statutory entitlement to free school meals to complete an application form online so that we can check if the school is entitled to receive Pupil Premium for your child.
The Pupil Premium grant is provided by the government for each eligible child and this money is used to fund valuable support in school.
Even if you don’t want your child to receive a free school meal, we'd ask you to complete the application form so that your child’s school receives as much funding as possible.
If you live in Barnsley and your child goes to school in Barnsley, Bradford, Wakefield or Kirklees, fill in the application for free school meals