School meals Information
At Orchard Primary Academy we encourage all our children to eat a school dinner where possible. We offer a wide variety of choices to cater for all children's tastes and find eating a warm meal together encourages good social skills and sets them up for a great afternoon of learning.
Paid school meals
School dinners will be priced at £2.05 per day (£10.25) per week. Money should be sent into school at the beginning of each week.
If you wish to change to or from a school dinner from packed lunch we ask you give at least 1 weeks notice.
Payment should be sent with your child on a Monday for the whole week. You may also pay at the main school office.
Free school meals
Depending on your circumstances your child may be entitled to free school meals. To find out more follow the link below.
If you are on a low income, and in receipt of certain benefits, your child is not only entitled to a free school meal, but also things like free milk, help towards school trips and other support. We would urge all eligible parents to apply, as this application ensures that your child's school receives the additional funds to be able to provide this. You are entitled to this additional support if you have a child in Kirklees who is in full time education, and you receive one or more of the following:
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) is less than £16,190
- Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Universal Credit
From September 2014, all children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (year 1 and year 2) became entitled to free school meals. This entitlement for all stops after year 2. From year 3 onwards, families who satisfy the above criteria can continue to claim free school meals for their children.
You can apply for Free School Meals online - use the link below.
More information about school meals
To find our school meal menu, click on the link.
Our School milk scheme has been extended and will is now available to all children in school.
If your child is under 5 or is eligible for free school meals (not universal infant school meals), milk is provided free. If your child is not eligible for free milk, the scheme is still available to your child at a cost of £11 per term.
Pupils who partake in the ‘Milk in Schools Scheme’ benefit from a subsidy from this scheme. This represents a significant reduction in the actual cost of milk.
Your child will receive a carton of semi-skimmed milk every day, which is delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom. Their school milk will not only provide them with essential nutrients, but as it is rehydrating and energy boosting, it also bridges the gap between meals to help children stay focused.