School lunches

At Walkington Primary School we pride ourselves in supplying our children with excellent food. We feel that it is one of the most important parts of a child’s life – to eat properly.

Eating a healthy diet enables a child to live life to the full and gives them a better performance all round specifically helping with their concentration levels – which in turn affects achievement.

So we encourage all of our children to have a school dinner.

We have a high uptake of school dinners at our school; it’s good to know that our children are getting a well-balanced and healthy school meal.

Dinner Money

The price of a school meal is £2.70. Children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 are eligible for free school meals and do not need to pay.

If you have a child in Key Stage 2, and you pay for school meals please access our SchoolMoney system to make payments online.

Menu and dietary requirements

A menu is sent out to all pupils when written at the start of a term, but we ask you to be aware that due to changes or issues with supply that it may change slightly. We will always do our best to inform parents when this has happened.

Please let the office know in writing if your child has any special dietary requirements.

Some children prefer to bring a packed lunch from home. We would remind you that healthy eating is the building block for a healthy life for our children and request that sugary drinks are not sent in and treats are limited. Please also note we are a nut free school.

Free school meals

All children attending a state funded infant school in reception class, year 1 or year 2 are automatically entitled to a free school meal regardless of income.

There is no need for you to complete an application form for children in reception class, year 1 or year 2 unless you receive a qualifying benefit.

If you receive a qualifying benefit (listed below) we would urge you to make a formal application as this will allow your child’s school to claim additional funding (pupil premium).

  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but NOT Working Tax Credit)

Parents or carers of children attending an East Riding of Yorkshire school (not college) can apply for free school meals for their child(ren).

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