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St Hilda’s CE Primary School

School Meals

Hutchison Catering School Meals

Our meals are provided by Hutchison Catering who are an independent family-run business delivering a refreshingly different range of catering services.  The meals are all freshly cooked daily using local suppliers.

Eating a healthy diet enables a child to live life to the full and gives them a better performance all round, specifically helping with their concentration levels – which in turn affects achievement. Whilst we encourage the children to try new things, we also accommodate their likes and dislikes when possible.

Children may bring a packed lunch each day.

The majority of children have school lunches and children in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Years 1 and 2) are entitled to a free school meal. For Key Stage 2 pupils (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) the price is £2.40 per child per day.

We are pleased to be able to offer a Nursery Lunch Club for those children who would like to stay.  It runs from 12:00 midday to 1:00pm every day at a cost of £3.40 per child per day.  This includes the cost of a freshly cooked meal, served in the school hall and supervision for the hour.

It will be necessary to inform the class teacher each morning if your child is staying for lunch, so that they can notify the office of exact numbers.  Please ensure that payment is made promptly each week via ParentPay.

In our primary school our meals;

  • have a three-menu cycle, allowing children to become familiar with the food served;
  • are changed every term to reflect the seasons; and
  • are written in consultation with pupils and cooks.

We are now able to offer four choices per day – a meat-based meal, a vegetarian option, a jacket potato, or a packed lunch option along with sides and a pudding/fresh fruit/yogurt.  The meals are balanced and are excellent value for money.

Children may choose any of the above options on a daily basis.

Please click here to view the Hutchison Catering website.


Autumn Term Menus 2022 – 3 weekly on a rolling basis

Children may choose between a cooked meal (including a vegetarian option)/jacket potato with cheese or beans/school packed lunch or their own packed lunch on a daily basis.

If your child has a food allergy, please contact the school office and we will do our best to accommodate this .

Please click here to download/view our Form for Special Dietary requirements.

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