Nutritious, homemade meals and snacks are prepared on the premises by our catering department. Vegetarian options are always available and individual dietary needs are catered for wherever possible.
Lunchtimes are staggered, with pupils from the primary phase offered the first sitting from 11.45am.
Senior pupils choose from either of the hot food options or from the large selection of freshly prepared sandwiches available each day. There is also a selection of light snacks, fresh fruit and salad.
Pupils choose from a colour coded menu which is changed every week, on a 3-week rota each term. Parents are asked to help their child to choose their lunch (red, blue or green) before they come to school each day.
During morning registration each child will put on a colour coded wrist band to ensure that they get their selected lunch.
The senior school operates a cashless catering payment system, primarily to make sure that the money allowed for purchasing lunch or a snack is used for that purpose only, but also to allow the senior girls more flexibility and personal choice .
Each pupil is issued with a personal dining card to which money can be added either by a)inserting coins or notes into the machine situated near the dining room or b) paying by cheque at the main school office. Additionally, the school has introduced a secure on-line payment system PARENT PAY which allow parents to pay for their child’s lunches directly to the school.
• Universal Credit – provided you have an annual income of less than £7,400
• Income support
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Income related Employment & Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigrations and Asylum Act 1999
• The guarantee element of Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit – if the applicant is not also entitled to Working Tax credit and has an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
• Working Tax Credit run-on – this is paid for four weeks after someone stops qualifying for Working tax credit.
For pupils who might otherwise have lost FSM under the amended criteria, transitional protections will be implemented from 1st April 2018 as follows:
Pupils who received FSM immediately prior to 1 April 2018 will continue to receive them while Universal Credit is rolled out – this will apply regardless of whether they meet the criteria during that time.
Pupils who gain eligibility after 1st April 2018 will continue to receive them during the rollout period – this will apply regardless of whether they meet the criteria at a subsequent point during the rollout period.
Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out (expected March 2022), any existing claimants that no longer meet the eligibility criteria will continue to receive FSM until the end of their current phase of education.
To apply for FSM – please complete an application form online at: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/schoolmeals
Or alternatively call into school and we will help you complete the form.
Information about free school meals:
Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Tel: 01274 432772
Application forms to be returned to:
Revenues & Benefits
Bradford, BD1 1HX