School Meals

Lunchtime runs from 12.00pm to 1.30pm. You can opt for your child to go home for lunch or stay for a school meal.

Healthy, child-friendly choices

Children who stay at school for lunch can choose from a variety of nutritious options provided by Taylor Shaw including vegetarian dishes.
With over 20 years’ experience providing great food to schools, Taylor Shaw’s motto is ‘Eat Well, Learn Well’ with a menu containing fresh, local and sustainable produce including free-range eggs, certificated Fairtrade, Red Tractor and MSC products.
Unfortunately, we do not have appropriate storage facilities for packed lunches brought from home. Therefore, NO ‘home’ packed lunches are allowed for health and safety reasons.

Special Diets
If your child requires a medical diet due to a food allergy, food intolerance or a medical condition that requires an adapted menu (e.g. carbohydrate count for Type 1 Diabetes), please follow this link to request a medical diet:

For further support, please refer to the Parent User Guide.

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)
There is no dinner money to pay as the Government provides free school meals for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The Government made this decision after a recommendation in the School Food Plan.

Nursery School Meals (payment required)
Nursery children also have the option to stay for a school lunch with the lunch period from 11.45am to 12.45pm. If your child is fulltime, they can also be collected, taken home for their lunch and returned to Nursery at the end of the lunch period.
Nursery school lunches are available for just £4.75 per day. The payment covers childcare and the cost of the meal. Payment can be made online via the SchoolGateway portal.
You can check if your child can get free school meals and apply online here or telephoning Together for Children Sunderland on 0191 520 5560.

Note: Payment must be received in advance. Please refer to our Charging, Remissions and Refund Policy.

Pupil Premium

You may be aware that HM Government is currently allocating additional funding to schools known as the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). If you are in receipt of the following you would have previously received free school meals, however under the new regulations all children will receive a free school meal. The school may still be eligible to receive this additional funding if you are in receipt of:
  • Income Support
  • Employment and Support Allowance – Income Related
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit and have an annual income below a specific threshold
In order for the school to access this additional funding you are required to complete an application form which would be assessed by the Awards and Administration Team at the Local Authority. Application forms can be obtained from the school office.
Please note that there is no obligation to disclose this information or to complete an application form. However if you choose to the school can confirm that this information will be held securely and destroyed in line with government guidelines.
The additional monies will be able to benefit the children in their learning.