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Welcome to the federation of

Hovingham CE Primary School


St Hilda’s CE Primary School

School Meals

North Yorkshire School Meals

Our school meals follow a healthy-eating policy.

Our meals are produced freshly every day in a school kitchen from only:

  • fresh meat and poultry sourced from the region
  • fruit and vegetables sourced regionally where possible using local suppliers
  • products free from additives associated with health problems in young children
  • fats free from hydrogenated oils
  • with menus that are nutritionally balanced


School Meals

The majority of children have school lunches, and all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are now entitled to a free school meal. Whilst we encourage the children to try new things, we also accommodate their likes and dislikes when possible. School lunches can be paid for weekly or half termly in advance by cash or cheque. Children may bring a packed lunch each day.

Fresh Fruit

Free fresh fruit is available to all KS1 pupils, and KS2 pupils may bring their own fruit or cereal bar snack to be eaten at break times.  Please note that we are a nut-free school.

Free School Meals

If you think you may be eligible for free school meals please click on the following link Information about Free School meals or contact the Education Office:

Children and Young People’s Service

Jesmond House

31-33 Victoria Avenue



By telephone or e-mail:

School admissions Tel: 01609 533679 E-mail: schooladmissions@northyorks.gov.uk.


Food for Life Award

We are pleased to announce that Food for Life is served here. The award recognises that:
•At least 75% of the dishes on the menu are freshly prepared from unprocessed ingredients
•All meat and poultry is fresh and reared on local/regional farms which meet UK welfare standards and have Farm Assured or Red Tractor accreditation
•The fish we serve is from the Marine Conservation Society “fish to avoid list”
•We only use free range eggs from East Yorkshire
•No undesirable additives and artificial trans fats are used
•No genetically modified ingredients are used
•Drinking water is always available
•Seasonal and in season produce is part of our menus
•Information about food provenance is available
•We provide for cultural and medical needs
•Suppliers have been verified to ensure that they apply appropriate safety standards
•Staff are supported with training in fresh food preparation and that we encourage our staff to be involved in a whole school approach to food issues