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"Jesus came to give fullness of life" John 10:10

School Meals (incl free school meals)

COVID 19 UPDATE

Please note that during partial school closures there may be changes to the offered menu dependant upon deliveries. We will aim to keep disruption to the absolute minimum.

If your child is eligible for free school meals but currently learning from home the government are providing families with £15 supermarket vouchers per child. If they are in school then they will receive the school meal as usual.

Additionally we will be sending out vouchers to families who are eligible a voucher to help cover the cost of weekend meals. Please speak to the office if you have not received this.

We are pleased to offer a hot meal service at school.  In conjunction with our external providers - Facilities Management, pupils at school enjoy the choice of a tasty, nutritious well-balanced meal.

Our bespoke menu operates over a three week cycle and is discussed and agreed with our Caterers, Business Manager, School Meals Governor and pupil School Council. 

We have a high take-up of pupils (87%) who have a school meal daily and all pupils enjoy their dining room experience i.e. dining and socialising together at lunch time.

A copy of our current menu can be found below.

 

Parents are encouraged to apply for Free School Meals for their child - irrespective of whether the child has a school meal or a sandwich lunch  

Information on Free School Meals can be found on Bradford Council's website at www.bradford.gov.uk/schoolmeals and provides useful information about school meals in general and Free School Meals.

It also lists additional benefits children and parents may receive if they are eligible for Free School Meals e.g. children who are in receipt of free school meals are also entitled to free school milk, assistance with residential visit expenditure and items of school uniform. 

For every pupil entitled to a free school meal, the school receives additional funding called the Pupil Premium.  This additional funding is extremely vital and is given to schools so that they can support and close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. 

Please speak to our Business Manager in confidence, should you require assistance with an application for free school meals for your child, you can email office@idle.bradford.sch.uk or call 01274 410111.