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Free School Meals/Catering

Free School Meals

Winifred Holtby Academy offers a free school meals service to ensure that all of our students are able to enjoy a good quality, nutritious meal during the academy day, regardless of their circumstances. Parents and carers could save up to £400 per year for each of their children. 

Students can choose from a range of healthy meal deals, including a main course and a pudding.


Parents and carers can claim free school meals for their child or children if they are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit, with no element of Working Tax Credit, and a household income below £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs)

  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit

  • Universal Credit

In order to receive the free meals, parents and carers need to fill in a Free School Meals application form. Click here to access this form.

*Saving based on average UK cost of providing a packed lunch each day. If you pay for school meals, you can save almost £100 in Primary schools and almost £409 in Secondary schools by applying for Free School Meals.

 

Free School Meals

Winifred Holtby Academy offers a free school meals service to ensure that all of our students are able to enjoy a good quality, nutritious meal during the academy day, regardless of their circumstances. Parents and carers could save up to £400 per year for each of their children. 

Students can choose from a range of healthy meal deals, including a main course and a pudding.


Parents and carers can claim free school meals for their child or children if they are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit, with no element of Working Tax Credit, and a household income below £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs)

  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit

  • Universal Credit

In order to receive the free meals, parents and carers need to fill in a Free School Meals application form. Click here to access this form.

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*Saving based on average UK cost of providing a packed lunch each day. If you pay for school meals, you can save almost £100 in Primary schools and almost £409 in Secondary schools by applying for Free School Meals.


Catering

ISS Catering

Our food provides learners with vital nourishment, fuelling their bodies and minds so that they can focus on their studies and achieve their full potential.

We are proud partners of over 600 education establishments across the country. Our aim is to support educators in helping students to thrive through providing them with great quality, delicious food served in inspiring environments.

In October 2017 we were named Education Caterer of the Year at the Foodservice Catey Awards. This was in recognition of our commitments to providing an all-encompassing lunch service which promotes and supports healthy living and overall child wellbeing.

Our Food

Our food is freshly prepared using ethically grown, seasonal produce which has been sourced locally wherever possible. As the contract caterers with the most Food for Life Served Here awards in our sector, we pride ourselves in serving high quality ingredients and are passionate about where our food comes from. Our menus are created in consultation with students, families and teachers so that we know what we’re serving is popular and enjoyable. Through offering a combination of traditional and new flavours, we strive to ensure there's something for everyone.

Student Wellbeing

We know food plays a vital role in child development which is why our nutritionists analyse all our menus and ensure that our lunches are healthy and balanced, giving children the nutrients they need to thrive at school. They work alongside our Food Development Team to create healthy, delicious dishes, such as reduced sugar and fruit based desserts, and are always looking to pack popular dishes with hidden goodness.

Digital guide - preparation of food

Our caterers have provided a digital guide for parents and students on the safe preparation of food when returning to school in September. To view the guide, please click HERE