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School Dinners

 

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A Big shout out to Westroyd's Catering Team

Cathy, Andrea, Lisa and Lisa

on winning the DARE award for Catering Leeds November 2016

 

The award is for delivering all round excellence!

 

Well Done Ladies!

 

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We have our own kitchen within School which is currently run by Leeds City Council's School Meal Service. They employ a dedicated team who ensure that all children in Westroyd get a well balanced meal at lunchtime.
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Lunchtimes are 11:30am - 12:15pm for Nursery, 12:00pm- 1:00pm for Reception and 12:00pm - 1:00pm for KS1 and KS2 children.

 

Nursery children who stay for lunch must bring a packed lunch from home. This is eaten in the community room in the Early Years Building. Reception children also eat their lunch in the community room in the Early Years Building. The dinners are prepared in the main kitchen at school and transported by Leeds Catering to  Early Years. Lunch times are staggered for nursery and reception children.

 

As from September 2014 all children from Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a free School dinner. Dinners are cooked on the premises and comply with the nutritional guidelines for healthy School meals. Children have a choice of meal and a vegetarian option is always available. Children select their meal on a morning and wear a wristband to indicate their choice which they then show to the dinner staff.

 

Alternatively children may bring a packed lunch which should be sent in a named lunchbox. Pleas ensure that your child is able to eat their lunch independently as the dinner supervisory assistants are unable to help with every child. Water is available for all children at lunchtimes.

 

In line with our healthy eating policy please remember:

* No fizzy drinks.

* Drinks must be sent in cartons or a container which does not leak. (No Glass bottles)

* No sweets or chocolate please.

 

We do encourage every child to have at least one piece of fruit or vegetable at lunchtime.

 

 

 

Children are offered a choice of main courses and puddings, including salads and fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. Each child can choose from a selection of 2 meals at the beginning of the day. We have a meat dish (red option) and a vegetarian dish (green option) There is always a a salad option and sandwich of the day.  The current cost of a school meal is £2.20 for children in  Year 3 and Year 4. 

 

Should your child wish to stay for School dinners or make any changes to the days in which your child has a dinner then please notify Mrs Hemsley in the School office ASAP.

 

 

 

We offer traditional menus but we do have occasional Multicultural Days and Special Theme Day lunches throughout the school year. Please note lunch menus may vary in exceptional circumstances. Examples of menus and our healthy school lunches can be found below in documents.

 

How to pay for school dinners

We ask that school dinners are paid for, where possible, on a Monday morning.  Please send any monies in an envelope clearly marked with your child's name, class and the amount included. Preference of payment is a cheque made payable to Leeds City Council. Please note that school cannot be held liable for any cash that is sent with children.

 

Free Schools Meals

Free school meals are available to some children according to family income.  It is important to register for your entitlement to free school meals, this is so we can receive additional funding which can be used to help your child. This is called Pupil Premium.

 

Children are entitled to Free School Meals if their parents or guardians receive any of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and an annual income lower than the limit set by the Government
  • Working Tax Credit Run On because you have ceased work or reduced your working hours to less than 16 per week

 

 

To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals or if you require any help or advice then please contact the Leeds Revenues & Benefits Service on 0113 222 4404 or Email lcc.benefits@leeds.gov.uk

 

 

Lunch Menus