Reevy Hill Primary School

Telephone 01274 677549

Food and drink

Dinners are cooked on the premises and, as well as our breakfast club, meet government nutritional standards. We encourage all children to take a school meal.

The cost of a school dinner is: £1.65 a day (£8.25 per week. (Cheques payable to Bradford Council)

Please send all money for the week on a Monday morning. It would be helpful if the details of the money being sent and the child's name could be written on the envelope containing the money.

What are Free School Meals?

 

Free School Meals pays for a school lunch for your child.

Children must attend a tax-payer funded nursery or school full time. Pupils who attend part time can get Free School Meals for any days they attend both before and after lunch.

Also, the parent / guardian must get one of the following:

  • Child Tax Credit, (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (for this, you will need to apply directly to the school, not to Bradford Council).

If a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit 'run-on' (the payment someone can get for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit) their children are entitled to Free School Meals for this period.

Why are Free School Meals important?

 

As well as making sure your child gets a free and nutritionally balanced lunch, getting Free School Meals also means:

  • you may get an allowance of £26 per year from the Council to help with the cost of school clothing - 

  • you may get help with the cost of your child's residential school trips (you need to speak to your school about this)

  • you may get help with travel costs to school 

  • you may get help with Council run music lessons at school

  • school gets a "Pupil Premium" from the government for every child registered - this means an extra £1320 to support your child at school, per year.

Link to claiming Free School Meals

General enquiries on 01274 432772

Education Benefit Team on 01274 434477

Email: educationbenefits@bradford.gov.uk

 

More information about school meals

The School Food Trust has a vision that all children are able to have the balanced diet, cooking skills and food education that will help them reach their full potential.

Milk

Milk is provided free for pupils in Nursery, Reception, Yr 1 and Yr 2. Children may bring a water bottle into school so that they can drink throughout the day. Plain and flavoured water is preferable - fizzy drinks and fruit juice are not allowed in school.

For children in Y3-Y6, milk is available from school. Further information is sent out each term.

Fresh fruit is provided free of charge to children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, as part of the Government's 'Fruit and Vegetable' Scheme. Children in Key Stage 2 are encouraged to bring their own fruit or other healthy snack from home. Sweets, including chewing gum, are not allowed in our school.