All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a school meal at no charge because of the government initiative to provide a meal at lunchtime for children in Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage. Children in Years 3-6 who’s parent/ carer receives certain qualifying benefits, may claim for Free School Meals.
The benefits are:
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IB JSA);
Working Tax Credit (only during the 4 week period immediately after their employment finishes).
The cost of the meals to all other parents is:
£2.10 per meal or £10.50 per week.
Please pay for dinners on a Monday for the week or in advance for the term or half-term.
For more information about school meals and up to date menus within South Tyneside please click here.