During break times and lunch a selection of hot and cold food is available to all our students. All food is prepared in house by our catering team, in conjunction with North Yorkshire County Council.
We operate a cashless payment system and student’s pay for their food via our Parent Pay system, which you can top up online or via a money deposit machine here on site.
We will send you an activation letter containing your activation details to enable you to setup your ParentPay account.If you have more than one child at a ParentPay school/you can add them to a single account, providing one login for all children at ParentPay schools.
Free School Meals
From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced new regulations for people claiming free schools meals who receive Universal Credit. The change means that if your net annual earnings are more than £7,400 you will not be eligible to claim free school meals.
Pupils who received free school meals before 1 April 2018 and pupils who are assessed as eligible after 1 April 2018 will continue to receive free school meals until the end of the universal roll out period, which is expected to be March 2022. This applies even if they no longer meet the eligibility criteria at a subsequent point during the roll out period.
At the end of the Universal Credit roll out period, any existing pupil who no longer meets the eligibility criteria will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education, i.e. primary or secondary school.
Qualifying for free school meals
To qualify for free school meals you must fulfil one of the following criteria:
Please note that contributions-based benefits, including contribution-related Jobseekers’ Allowance do not entitle you to claim free school meals.
Apply for free school meals
If you meet the criteria, apply by using the application below and submit directly to North Yorkshire County Council
Applications are usually processed within five working days. You will be notified in writing, either by post or email, if your child is entitled and we will also let the school know. You should continue to pay until confirmation comes through. Schools may be able to arrange reimbursement of payment made while your entitlement is being confirmed.
Free school meals claims cannot be backdated. They are awarded from the date we receive the application, once eligibility is confirmed. This is because there is a legal requirement for a request to be made, before a free school meal can be provided.
If you are not entitled to free school meals, you will be notified in writing.