Thornton Dale C of E Primary School

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School Meals


We operate a choice menu which rotates on a three weekly cycle, allowing the children to become familiar with the food served.

Each meal comes with a pudding or fruit/yoghurt.

Alongside our hot school meals, children also have the option of either a sandwich; or a jacket potato. Both of these meal options come with tomato pasta. 


 Autumn Term menu 2023 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3 


From September 2023, school dinners cost £2.40 per day. Our preferred option to pay for dinners is ParentPay which should remain in credit to pay for meals as they are taken.  In exceptional circumstances, we also accept cash or a cheque        (payable to Elevate MAT). 

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal.  

Our cooks takes great pride in their cooking and presentation and produce lovely meals for the children, served with a smile!

Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to children whose parents are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income-based job seeker's allowance
  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • child tax credit with an income of less than £16,190 and not in receipt of working tax credit
  • support under part VI of the immigration and asylum act 1999
  • guarantee element of state pension credit.

Where parents are entitled to working tax credit during a four week "run on" period immediately after their employment has ceased, or after they have started to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals.

Children who receive income support or income based jobseeker's allowance in their own right are also entitled to free school meals. 

Should you meet the above criteria, you can apply by using the application form below.

Application for Free School Meals KS2

Application for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Funding Reception & KS1

Applications are usually processed the same day. If your child is entitled to free school meals you will receive a letter confirming the date when the meals will start. The school is also notified that your child is entitled to free school meals. In the meantime, you should continue to pay for free school meals until confirmation comes through. Schools may be able to arrange a reimbursement of any monies paid whilst your entitlement is being confirmed.

If you are not entitled to free school meals you will be notified in writing.