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© Starbeck Primary Academy (193)School Meals

Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal through the national Universal Free School Meals initiative. 

Pupils in Year 3 and above may be entitled to a statutory free school meal if parents are in receipt of certain benefits. Further details can be obtained from the school office or the Harrogate Education Office, Jesmond House, 31-33 Victoria Avenue Tel 01609 533405


School Meals and Packed Lunches

The cost of a paid school meal is currently £2.10 per day, or £10.50 per week. [CHECK COST]

School meals should be requested at the beginning of each half-term. Children do not have to have a school meal every day, but please let us know in advance which days they will require a meal.

Money for school meals needs to be paid in advance and can be paid via ParentPay. If you do not have a ParentPay log-in, please contact the school office. Alternatively, you can pay by cash/cheque in an envelope with your child's name and class clearly marked. 

Credits for dinners paid for and not taken will be carried forward to the following week.

Whilst we encourage all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children to take a free school meal, children from all year groups children may bring a packed lunch, which is eaten in the canteen.

As a healthy school we encourage healthy packed lunches that should not contain sweets or fizzy drinks. Any drinks must be sent in suitable containers, preferably made of plastic, with screw tops so that unfinished drink can be taken home. For safety, no glass or fragile containers please. Water is available for all children in the canteen.

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