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Yate Academy

School Meals

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are entitled to a school meal free of charge. Nutritious meals are cooked daily onsite by our Catering Team. A menu is provided and rotates over a 3 week period and each child is provided with a main  meal and a pudding. We can provide a range of alternative meals including, but not limited to, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free, if your child has any specific meal requirements or allergies please let us know so that we can inform our catering team.

Reception and Years 1 & 2

Your child will be provided with a free school meal each day as part of the Government Universal Free School Meal initiative.

Years 3 to 6

School dinners should be paid for in advance. Payments can be made online – follow the link below to set up an account or dinner money for the week must be brought in on a Monday in a named envelope. School dinners currently cost £2.25 per day (£11.25 per week).

Packed Lunches

We like children to eat healthily. The right kind of food will help the brain to learn and the body to feel energetic. A suggested packed lunch would contain a sandwich/pasta, two pieces of fruit. Water is always available for all children during lunchtime.

Free School Meals in Years 3 to 6

If you receive one of the following you are eligible for Free School Meals , the quickest way to check eligibility and apply is to complete the online application form (follow link below) or feel free to come into the school office where we can help you check online or provide you with a form.

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit.