School Meals Update - January 2021
Please click on the link: Letter regarding School Meals Update - January 2021 for on update on hot school meals in school.
Hot Meals Trial
Please click on the link: Letter regarding Hot Meals Trial - October 2020 for more information regarding the hot meals trial in school.
Hot mail trial extended - please click on the link: Letter regarding Hot Meals Trial extension.
Years 4-6 Hot Meals in School - please click on the link: Year 4 - 6 Hot Meals
Why should you choose a school meal for your child?
Our catering team, employed by North Tyneside Council, aim to provide value for money, varied, nutritious, balances meals for your child to enjoy. Our friendly cooks are trained to high health and hygiene standards. They use the best quality ingredients to prepare fresh, tasty and healthy meals daily.
Food is prepared on the premises and we offer a home cooked meal, including a vegetarian option each day. The menu is designed to encourage a balanced diet. Children are encouraged to make healthy choices. Meals are eaten in the downstairs hall of the main school building for children in Reception to Year 6. Nursery children who access additional hours in the KEEP are given access to the same lunches as children in the main school and are given their lunch in the KEEP or Out of School Club areas.
We are now offering a 2 week rolling menu for our hot meals trial:
Please note: our school is able to offer hot meals only. There is no jacket potato and sandwich option. This is because due to the size of our school, children need to eat lunches in nine different locations in school.
Dinner Money Payments
Free School Meals:
If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, please contact North Tyneside Catering Services on 0191 643 2888. For more information about eligibility, click here.
Reception to Year 2:
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals which means that all children in these year groups receive free school lunches daily.
Year 3 to Year 6:
The school meal price is £2.25 per day (£11.25 per week). North Tyneside Catering operate an online payment system called Joinos. This allows parents to see the dates their child has had a school meal, view their balance and pay quickly and easily for school meals online. For more information on how to sign up to Joinos, to request a Joinos code, or for any queries regarding payments, please email Joinos@northtyneside.gov.uk. Please note, the office is unable to take dinner money payments.
Nursery / KEEP:
The school meal price is £2.25 per day (£11.25 per week). As children are not statutory school age, unfortunately they cannot be added to North Tyneside’s Joinos system. Instead, parents must order and pay for lunches using the School Gateway application. For more details, please click here.
Children can bring their own packed lunch as an alternative to school meals. Packed lunches are eaten in the Community Room, or outside in the yard during warm weather. Food should be brought into school in names plastic lunch boxes. For safety reasons, we do not permit glass containers or hot liquids in flasks. Packed lunches cannot contain nuts or nut containing products (e.g. peanut butter, Nutella, breakfast bars etc) as several children in school have severe nut allergies. As part of our Healthy Eating Campaign, we ask parents not to include sweets in packed lunches and instead we encourage children to bring a lunch that supports a healthy, balanced diet.