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Mrs Franklin and Mrs Watmough go the extra mile for all of our pupils, creating healthy, nutritious meals every day. They have recently been awarded a score of 5 out of 5 for cleanliness and consistently provide great, quality food.


Breakfast is provided free of charge for all students every morning. There is usually a choice of cereals and toast available.


Meals are served in the dining areas. The meals offer a range of opportunities for students to try a variety of foods. The meals are nutritionally balanced and provide a range of food both traditional and more adventurous.

Staff eat in the dining room with their tutor group or key stage. Lunch time is a period when staff can engage students in polite conversation and promote good manners. The provision of a lunch encourages students to try new foods in a calm supportive environment.

Students are given a choice of different meals, such as a traditional dinner, a jacket potato with a range of fillings,  salads or a vegetarian option. A variety of traditional desserts and fruit are available on a daily basis

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 in the useful downloads section.

Applications are usually processed on 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.

Further Information provided by North Yorkshire County Council