School Meals and Free School Meals

Our School Meals Service provide a choice of wonderful meals each day.

The menu is set by Sunderland City Council and is healthy and nutritious. Meals are freshly prepared on the premises each day by experienced, qualified and skilled staff. There is a huge variety of meals that your child can choose from including: mince pie, roast meats with vegetables, jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings, lasagne, sandwiches and salads. There are vegetarian options every day. If your child requires a special diet for medical reasons such as food allergies or intolerances or for cultural reasons, please contact the school office to discuss.

Please contact the school office if you wish your child to have a cooked midday meal and before making any changes to any current arrangements. Any child wishing to change from school meal to packed lunch must give a full half term's notice with the school office. Any child on packed lunches can change to school dinners at anytime in the school year - but must inform Mrs Johnson in the school office. 

Parents can pay in advance monthly, half termly, or termly, if this is easier, by cheque or cash, at £10 per week (£2 per day). All money must be paid to school on a Monday morning as delays do cause problems. We will be unable to provide a meal for your child/children if payments are more than two weeks in arrears.

  School Meals Weekly Menus

Click on the link below to view the current schools meal weekly menus.

It is best to download it and print as even magnified it is difficult to read

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There is a lot of detail crammed onto the page but hopefully, the notes below will help.

The menus follow a four week cycle called week 1, week 2  week 3 and week 4. In the new school year starting in September, week beginning Monday September 5th  is Week 1  then week beginning Monday September 12th is Week 2 then week beginning Monday September 19th is Week 3 ...then Week 4. Then it’s back to Week 1  and the 4 week cycle continues throughout the year. Thus, it is possible to see what menu applies to every week and parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s choices with them.

On each menu there is a choice of main course, a choice of vegetable and a choice of carbohydrate such as nan bread or potato wedges. Then there is a choice of dessert. Also there is selection of other foods, such as selection of salad or fresh fruit, available daily.

It is important to note that the meals choice is made two weeks in advance so that the correct quantities of each meal can prepared. Hence, discussing and making a note of what you child would like can be followed with a reminder on the day: “You’re having pasta in spicy tomato sauce today!”

The price of a school meal in Sunderland is great value at £2 per day for primary children. However some children may be entitled to receive free meals.  If you are currently receiving Income Support, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credits (but not Working Tax credits) you may qualify.  If you are unsure, please feel free to check with Mrs Johnson by calling at the school office or contacting Sunderland Civic Centre (awards) on 0191 561 1417 for further details.

More about Free School Meals

If your child is entitled to free school meals you must complete and submit a free school meals application form. This form is available from the school office, by telephoning Sunderland City Council on 561 1417 or it is available HERE.

Packed lunches about this in the Parents section of our website.