The school is committed to encouraging a healthy lifestyle. We have regularly achieved the National Healthy Schools Status. School meals are cooked on the premises and are of a very high standard. Payment is made in advance, on the first day of each half-term or by cheque. Payment may also be made weekly on a Monday. Cash or cheques should be brought to school sealed in an envelope and marked with the child’s name, class and the amount contained.
If you wish your child to change from school dinners to packed lunches then we ask for a half terms notice.
How much is a Primary school meal?
The current price of a Primary school meal is £2.10 per day. School meals cheques should be made payable to James Cook Learning Trust. Payments can also be made through the School Gateway app.
My child needs a Special Diet, are you able to feed him/her?
Special diets can be catered for. Examples may include Diabetic, Coeliac and Low Fat diets. The Council now has a Peanut Allergy Policy in place. Please contact Elaine Thomas on 01642 728030 for more information.
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 then forward us the necessary medical dietary information to enable our cooks to provide your child with the appropriate meals.
Children may bring a packed lunch and a drink 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. Their lunch must be brought in a suitable lunch box, clearly labelled on the outside.
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Free School Meals
We appreciate that family circumstances may have changed. Some families may now be eligible to claim for Free School Meals.
This is the link to the Middlesbrough Council website detailing how to claim for FSM https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/benefits-and-council-tax/free-school-meals
If you think you may be eligible you can email the email address below with the information listed. You do not need to complete the form.
- Parent’s name
- Parent’s date of birth
- Parent’s National Insurance number
- Name of child
- School child attends
Parents can also ring and speak to the service directly on 01642 726541.
You may get a response quickly, but if the change has been recent the result may come back as pending. This does not mean it is a no, it just might take a bit more time to process.
If you have any problems please contact school via the school email address.