Yew Tree Primary School

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School Meals

School Meals Information


In December 2014, new allergen legislation came into force, and from January 2015 the new Food Standards became mandatory. Our menus are fully compliant with the latest legislation and guidance.


SIPS, our catering company, have trained our catering staff to be aware of the changes to the legislation and competent at meeting the requirements. If you require any further information please speak to a member of our catering team.


Information about the School Food Standards is available from: 


Information about the Allergens legislation is available from:




Free School Meals


All children from Reception - Year 2 are now eligible for a free school meal regardless of income. Please speak to the office if you would like to receieve a free meal for your child.


If you are a parent or carer, and receive any of the benefits below, then your child (of any school age) is also eligible for Free School Meals.


  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net income not exceeding £7,400 [£616.67 per month])
  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 as assessed by HMRC)
  • Working Tax Credit run on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


If your application for Free School Meals is successful, Yew Tree Primary School will also receive extra funding from the Government to use in support of teaching and learning (Pupil Premium).


For further information or to apply for Free School Meals CLICK HERE.


If you want to check if your child is eligible for Free School Meals, please CLICK HERE.

Free School Meals Letters

Food Hygiene Inspection


Our kitchens are inspected by the Food Standards Agency. They were last inspected on 15th July 2019 and were awarded the highest possible rating - 5 (Very Good). Information about the food hygiene ratings is available at: 


Magic Breakfast


Our school has signed up to receive free healthy breakfast food as part of the Covid response offer, under the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.


As part of this government funded programme, schools can choose to offer children a healthy breakfast at school or at home. Our plan is to offer breakfast packs which will be available for children to take home until things are settled at school. We shall then be offering bagels as children arrive at school. 


The benefits of a healthy breakfast include children being settled and ready to learn at the start of the day.

Magic Breakfast Ingredients & Allergens Information