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"Jesus came to give fullness of life" John 10:10

School Meals (incl free school meals)

We are pleased to offer a hot meal service at school.  In conjunction with our external providers - Facilities Management, pupils at school enjoy the choice of a tasty, nutritious well-balanced meal.

**New Menu from April 2022 can now be found below**

Our bespoke menu operates over a three week cycle and is discussed and agreed with our Caterers, Business Manager, School Meals Governor and pupil School Council. 

We have a high take-up of pupils (87%) who have a school meal daily and all pupils enjoy their dining room experience i.e. dining and socialising together at lunch time.

Children in years R to yr 2 are eligible for free meals as part of the separate scheme that provides lunches to all children in these year groups. 

A copy of our menu can be found on the school meals website:

https://schoolmeals.bradford.gov.uk/

In addition to the listed choices, Jacket Potatoes, Paninis and sandwiches will be available every day.

Parents are encouraged to apply for Free School Meals for their child - irrespective of whether the child has a school meal or a sandwich lunch. If you are eligible it also provides additional support to help children in school including meal deliveries if your child has to isolate due to COVID 19.

 

Information on Free School Meals can be found on Bradford Council's website at www.bradford.gov.uk/schoolmeals and provides useful information about school meals in general and Free School Meals.

It also lists additional benefits children and parents may receive if they are eligible for Free School Meals e.g. children who are in receipt of free school meals are also entitled to free school milk, assistance with residential visit expenditure and items of school uniform. 

For every pupil entitled to a free school meal, the school receives additional funding called the Pupil Premium.  This additional funding is extremely vital and is given to schools so that they can support and close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. 

Please speak to our Business Manager in confidence, should you require assistance with an application for free school meals for your child, you can email office@idle.bradford.sch.uk or call 01274 410111.