School Meals 

Our meals are cooked on site by our team from Aspen's Catering Services - please take a look at the fabulous photo gallery at the bottom of the page, to see the team and some of the delicious food which is freshly prepared each day. 

School meals are a great way for your child to get a healthy, nutritious and balanced lunch.

All children in Reception class, years 1 and 2 are provided with a free school meal each day – regardless of their parents' income. 

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Menus and ordering 

The menu for Spring/Summer 2024 can be found below. To choose and/or pay for meals, please use the Select system.

A meal should be ordered by 7am on the morning.  

 

 

Do I need to apply for Free School Meals?

To have additional benefits it is important that you apply for 'free school meals' if you receive any of the benefits listed below, regardless of which School Year they are in. Families should apply if they get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support 
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance 
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190, provided they are not receiving Working Tax Credit 
  • the ‘Guaranteed’ element of the State Pension Credit 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) 
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income threshold of less than £7,400

If you are an Asylum Seeker, you will need to apply directly to the school or contact the Access Team.

My children are going to get a Free School Meal anyway - why do I still need to apply?

If you are on any of the benefits listed above it’s important to still apply, as any child registered for Free School Meals may get other help too:

  • for every child registered, the school will get a “Pupil Premium”. This means the school gets £1,300 (Primary schools) or £935 (Secondary schools) per year for each child registered. This money is to help your child achieve their best at school.
  • help with the cost of residential school trips
  • help with travel costs to school
  • help with school uniform costs
  • help with council run music lessons at school 

Click here to access further information and the application form.

If you think your child should be getting a Free School Meal please apply using the link below:

https://www.bradford.gov.uk/benefits/applying-for-benefits/free-school-meals/

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