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Red Kite Learning Trust

For Parents/Carers

School Meals





Our school meals are cooked at Whitkirk, but are provided by Hutchison Catering. The food is of a good quality with nutritional balance as required by Local Authority regulations.

We try and encourage as many children as possible to enjoy a school meal, and in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, these meals are free. We cater for all dietary needs and allergies so please do contact the school office directly if this applies to your child.

Meals for children in Year 3 to Year 6 cost £2.55, and dinner money should be paid online via ParentPay.

If you think that your child may be eligible for free school meals, please contact the office, or Mrs Hart, our Learning Mentor, in confidence.

You can also follow this link to complete an online form.

Children are welcome to have a combination of school meals and packed lunches, and no notice is needed when changing between the two. For example, a child may choose to have a school meal on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but a packed lunch on a Tuesday and a Thursday – this is absolutely fine. We just ask that school meals are booked in advance before 8:30am each morning.

If your child is on packed lunch, this should not contain sweets, chocolate, cans, glass bottles or fizzy drinks. We are also a nut free school. Any lunch items containing nuts will be confiscated, and can be collected from the school office at the end of the day.

We pride ourselves on ensuring that lunchtime is a positive experience for all. Staff carefully supervise children at lunchtime, ensuring that they eat their meal, show good manners when eating, and then engage in games on the playground. Teaching assistants, midday supervisors, Learning Mentors, and members of the Senior Leadership team all support at lunchtime, and staff on duty are allocated zones and responsibilities on a rota basis.

Whitkirk Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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