The school is lucky to have its own kitchen where meals are prepared daily by staff from Dolce our school meal providers. Each day there is a choice of three main courses and a selection of desserts, served with a drink. We would recommend a school dinner as an economical way of providing your child with a healthy, hot meal during their school day. Any particular dietary requirements can always be met.
At the moment, there is no charge for school meals for children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) due to the Government’s Universal Free School Meal scheme. School meals for children in Years 3 to 6 currently cost £1.85 per day (£9.25 per week); parents & carers should use our secure online ParentPay system to pay for their child’s dinners (log in details can be obtained from school). Payment can be made daily, weekly, half-termly, termly or annually, in advance, and your ParentPay account will only be debited on days that your child has a school meal.
As food is cooked to order, children can choose on a daily basis whether they have a school meal or bring a packed lunch. The school meal options can be viewed and ordered online in advance via SchoolGrid (log in details can be obtained from school) or ordered by the child in school at morning register.
There are three different weekly menus which rotate throughout the school year.
Milk at School
Milk is provided free of charge to Reception children up until the term in which they turn five (eg. a child starting school in reception, whose 5th birthday falls in February, will receive free milk up until Christmas only).
Milk is also offered free of charge to all children who are registered for Free School Meals (see below).
If any child who is not eligible to receive free milk, would like to receive milk during their time at East Morton, it can be ordered online through our milk providers School Milk UK.
Do you qualify for free school meals?
Even if your child prefers to have a packed lunch or is in KS1 and already automatically receives free meals, you can still claim for free school meals as there are many additional benefits your child could receive through school, such as clothing vouchers to help you buy your child’s school uniform. Registering for Free School Meals also means your school gets extra money from the government, known as the Pupil Premium.
Free School Meals and School Clothing Allowance are available to children of parents/guardians who live in the Bradford area, attend a council nursery or school full time and get one of the following:
- Income Support
- Universal Credit
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit only)
- Support from NASS (National Asylum Seeker’s Support)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
You can apply online for Free School Meals via the Bradford Council website.