Healthy school food helps your child establish healthy habits for life and improves their readiness to learn. Our school meals provide balanced, delicious and healthy choices for your child using seasonal, local produce wherever possible. You can pay for your child's meals using School Money, our online payment system.
The menu for the current term is displayed below. Our themed menu days make school meals even more fun, tasty and celebratory. We have themed menu days covering everything from Christmas to Eid to Sports Day to Yorkshire.
We cater for vegan, vegetarian, halal and other dietary requirements. Catering Leeds produce our food, fresh every day in kitchens. Catering Leeds cannot legally guarantee meals will be allergen-free even after allergen-ingredients have been removed from recipes. However, they will not intentionally use any tree-nuts, peanuts, sesame, or any product containing nuts/sesame as an ingredient within their food offer. Ingredients or items declared as “may contain nuts” are also excluded from menus. If your child has a food allergy or intolerance we will ask you to complete a special medical diet form.
Children may also bring packed lunches. Fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or nuts of any description may not be included in packed lunches. All children have access to chilled drinking water with their lunch and through the school day.
We provide a daily drink of milk to children in Reception aged under 5. If you wish your child to continue receiving milk in school after their 5th birthday you can request this from our milk provider. In September 2023, we changed our milk provider and will share details about how you can do this after October half-term.
Free school meals
Your child could be entitled to a free school meal if you receive 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
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual taxable income of no more than £16,190
Whilst Universal Credit is being rolled out, pupils who were eligible for FSM on or since 1 April 2018 will continue to receive FSM until March 2025 and then until the end of their phase of education, even if household income exceeds the eligibility threshold.
Free school meals are administered by Leeds City Council. By making a claim for free meals with Leeds City Council you could also raise additional funding for our school to support extra tuition, more teaching staff or after school activities. This additional money is called Pupil Premium and is available from central government for every child who has a free school meals award.
If you are currently claiming for help with your rent or Council Tax, the Council will already hold your details and your children will automatically be considered for free school meals without you having to fill in any further benefit application forms. This includes children who are changing schools or starting school for the first time in September.
If you do not have a current claim and would like to apply for free school meals, please visit the Council’s website:
If you would like help to complete this form, contact the Council at email@example.com or 0113 222 4404, or visit any Council One Stop Centre or Community Hub. The nearest centres are:
Armley One Stop Centre, 2 Stocks Hill, Armley, Leeds LS12 1UQ
City Centre Community Hub, Merrion House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 8LX
Parents who are not charged council tax and only wish to claim for free school meals (for example if you are not the lead tenant at your address or live outside of Leeds) should complete the simplified application form, a copy of which can be downloaded from our Forms page.
Unfortunately, rising food costs combined with low income or changes to benefits are causing more people to go hungry. If you need emergency food, our nearest food banks are:
St Mark's Church, St Mark's Road, Leeds, LS2 9AF (Mondays 12.30pm to 2.30pm)
Trinity Methodist Church, Upper Town Street, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 2EP (Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm)