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Meal Arrangements

Children may stay for a school dinner, bring a packed lunch or go home.  Our school lunches are healthy and good value at £2.12 each, £10.60 per week.  Most dietary requirements can be met if we know about them.

Payments should be made online via the ParentPay website.  

If your child brings a packed lunch it should be brought in a lunch box.  Drinks can be sent in an unbreakable container, but please do not send glass bottles and cans as these can cause accidents.

Paddock School has achieved the Healthy School Award, and we encourage parents to send healthy packed lunches, avoiding fizzy drinks, crisps and chocolate.

If your child wishes to change from one type of meal to another, we require half a term's notice to allow the kitchen staff to order supplies. 

Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals  if you are receiving any of the following:

Income Support

Income Based Job Seekers Allowance 

Child Tax Credit (but you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income is less than £16,190)

Support under Part v1 of the Immigation and Asylum Act 1999

Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.

If you require further information or an application form, please contact the Free School Meal Department at Civic Centre 1 North, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF, telephone 221928, or collect an application form from the school office.


Universal Free School Meals for Children in Key Stage 1 and Reception Classes

All children in reception and years 1 and 2 are entitled to a free meal at school.  This was introduced in September 2014. 

Please note : Universal Free School Meals do not automatically qualify your child for free milk. You may be entitled to this if you are on a low income and in receipt of the benefits listed above. An application should  be made to the Free School Meals Department.

Pupils who partake of the 'Milk in Schools Scheme' benefit from a subsidy from the Intervention Board.  This represents a significant reduction in the actual cost of milk.


Click on the relevant link below to view details of our school meals menu, or for suggestions on putting together a healthy lunchbox.




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