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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:





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:


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. 


Parent/Carer Guides


Summer Term 2022 Menu

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 receive a free meal for your child.


From September 2021, all our Reception children are required to have a free school meal. This means packed lunches are not permitted for this group of children. If you have any questions about reasons for this/questions about how this works then please get in touch.


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


  • Income Support

  • Universal Credit - **if you apply on or after 1 April 2018, your household income must be less than £7,400 a year as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (after tax and not including any benefits you get) Your net earned income is your household income after taxes and deductions and does not include income from Universal Credit or any other benefits you may receive. 
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit (including Child Tax Credit)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • support from the National Asylum Support Service.


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


In response to feedback from children and parents/carers, we are delighted to be launching a Tuck Shop from 28th February  2022.


We are running this, on a trial basis initially, for our junior children (Y3 - Y6). Our infant children (YN - Y2) shall continue to have access to free fruit on a daily basis. 


The Tuck Shop is being run by our catering company Dolce and will be entirely cashless. Therefore, if your child wishes to purchase something, they must have money credited on their account. You can add additional funds by following the instructions on the video below:


Children will have a maximum limit of £1.30 per day (to enable them to purchase both a drink and some food if they would like to). Of course, this is entirely optional and children in our junior classes con continue to bring their own healthy snack/drink if they would like to. If the Tuck Shop proves to be popular, our catering company shall look at increasing the menu options.

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: