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Wilthorpe Primary School Aim high and never give up

School Dinners



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;

    • Traditional dinner (vegetarian option available)
    • Jacket potato with a choice of fillings everyday
    • and a Savoury Tray selection available everyday

The cost of school meal will increase to £2.40 from 1st September 2023.  Meals should be paid for in advance.  We are cashless so meals must be 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 in debt 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 link 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

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:

  • income support
  • income based job seekers allowance
  • income related employment and support allowance
  • guarantee element of state pension credit
  • child tax credit with no working tax credit and have an income as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £16,190 (subject to change annually)
  • support under Part 1V of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • universal credit

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.

Universal infant free school meals

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.

Applying for free school meals if you live in Barnsley

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


Children may bring a packed lunch from home.  This should be stored in a lunch box with a drink in either a carton or plastic container.  Glass bottles or cans are not allowed.  As a school we promote a healthy diet as part of children’s health education, and therefore sweets and chocolate bars are not to be included in a packed lunch.  Please make sure that your child is able to open the packaging themselves.


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