St Margaret'sC of E Primary School

Information Station  »  School Dinners

All children In Reception to Year 2 receive Universal Infant Free School Meals. We hope that as many children as possible will take advantage of this scheme. 

Approximately 300 children are served each lunchtime, proving how popular our meals are at St Margaret's Primary, and we welcome suggestions and ideas. We hold five complete stars on our food hygiene certificate to be seen displayed in the school and much of the food is prepared fresh on site each day. Yogurts, fruit, salad and fresh made bread are all on offer daily. Fresh water is always available.  We do not use nuts in our food at all and allergies and special diets can be catered for. Please inform the school kitchen of any dietary requirements via the office addressing any correspondence to Mrs Denise Thackray, School Kitchen.

Payment should be made on Parentmail.

If your child wishes to move on/off school dinners you will be given the option at the end of every term.   Please e mail or notify us in writing.

Free School Meals Eligibility (FSM).

Children in Years 3 to 6 are entitled to free school meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive:
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
To find out if you qualify for Free School Meals please speak to Mrs Deaves in the School Office or call:
Leeds Benefit helpline on 2224404 or
Call HMRC Tax Credit helpline on 0845 3003900

You can also access the Leeds City Council FSM webpage at
Family Service Menu

Please see the menus below.

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School meal prices from September 2017.

Year 3 to Year 6                                           

Daily £2.30                                               
Weekly £11.50   
From: To: Cost:
5th September 2017 20th October 2017 £78.20
30th October 2017 15th December 2017 £80.50
2nd January 2018 8th February 2018 £64.40
19th February 2018 29th March 2018 £66.70
16th April 2018 25th May 2018 £66.70
4th June 2018 20th July 2018 £80.50

The above figures have taken in to account bank holidays and the 5 training days which have already been set.

Family Service

As you are aware we are changing to Family Service as of September 2017.

Family Service is currently working at lots of schools and we have had lots of positive feedback from staff, parents and children.

We hope that you would like your child to continue school meals on the first week back. In the unlikely event that your child does not like the new system, they will be given the opportunity to change to packed lunches by Friday 8th September.

Children will have to opt for hot dinners or packed lunches on a termly basis.

We are really excited about our new menu and we hope that once you see the menu you will be too.

You will also receive a form on Parentmail asking which option your child would like to choose. Please return the form as soon as possible as this will help us to have an idea for catering provision in September.

Milk Charges 2017-18
Year 1 upwards     £20 per year
Reception               £12 per year

Please note that school milk is now available to all Year Groups. Please order via the Parentmail app.  
Only children who have ordered milk will receive it.
Packed Lunch Guidance

Below is a .pdf file on Leeds Council guidence on packed lunches. Can we remind parents not to put sweets and chocolate bars into packed lunches and if Baby-bel cheese is put in, can you please remove the red wax wrapping as this is difficult to remove from carpets and floors.