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:
OUR CURRENT SCHOOL MEAL PRICE IS £2.40 PER DAY
From April 2021, the catering at Yew Tree Primary School will be operated by Dolce Catering Services. Further information about this company is available by visiting their website: www.dolce.co.uk
As part of the service, school meals need to be ordered in advance using via School Grid (available by CLICKING HERE). Information about setting up your account can be obtained from the office or by reading the information shared below.
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.
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.
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: www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/food-hygiene-rating-scheme
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.