We have achieved National Healthy Schools Status which is very important to our school community in promoting healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. Our school Governors ensure that we made this standard as an outstanding school in line with Ofsted and Middlesbrough Council in improving healthy lifestyles of Middlesbrough children. We ask all of our families to support the school in ensuring that our high standards are upheld at all times. School meals are cooked on the premises and are of a very high standard. Payment is made in advance using Parent Pay.
If you wish your child to change from school dinners to packed lunches then we ask for two weeks notice.
How much is a Primary school meal?
The current price of a Primary meal is £2 per day. School meals are paid through parent Pay. If you do not have an account, please contact our office staff any time.
How can I see if I am eligible for Free School Meals?
The Free School Meal section is part of School Support and they can be contacted on 01642 726541.
Free School Meals – Please click on the link to Middlesbrough Council to download an application form and for more information.
My child needs a Special Diet, are you able to feed him/her?
Special diets can be catered for and can be discussed with our SENDCO/medical tea, as well as our school cook. Examples may include Diabetic, Coeliac and Low Fat diets. Please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher or Mrs Eddies to discuss how we can meet your child’s dietary needs through our school dinners.
In order for us to provide a child with special dietary requirements, however, we must have written confirmation from the Paediatric Dietician that the child is under. They can forward us the necessary medical dietary information to enable our cooks to provide your child with the appropriate meals.
We are a healthy school and in line with Ofsted criteria we actively promote healthy eating and healthy living with our Children. Children may bring a packed lunch and a drink (Water or juice for lunchtime) for their midday meal. Drinks should be brought in a plastic container or unbreakable plastic flask. Fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate are not permitted and lunches should contain no nuts as we have a number of children in the school with nut allergies. Their lunch must be brought in a suitable lunch box, clearly labelled on the outside.
All children have access to free fruit during morning break and can also access their bottles of water in the class.
Water at School
Children are encouraged to bring bottles of water to school to drink throughout the day to keep their minds refreshed. Research has shown that this helps to keep the children more alert and focused during the school day. No juice or fizzy drinks are allowed in the classrooms. Bottles should be clearly marked with the child’s name and may be refilled from the chilled water dispensers in school.