School Meals

School Dinners

Current cost (Sept 2021) £2.35 per day or £11.75 per week to be paid in advance via Parent Pay


At Oak CE Primary we are very proud of our healthy and delicious school meals.  These are cooked freshly on site daily in our two kitchens.  All our meals are prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients.

The children have a wide choice and the meals always include lots of salad/vegetables, Halal and vegetarian options as standard. Our school meals service has a Gold Award for helathy food and hygiene standards.

Our kitchen staff are experienced at catering for a range of special dietary requirements including gluten free and diabetes. If your child has a special dietary requirement, please let us know.

If your child will be changing to packed lunches or to school dinners from September, we ask you to inform the office before the end of the summer term. Thereafter we ask you to give one week’s notice to the office, of any changes.

Reception / Years 1 & 2

All children in KS 1 are entitled to a free school meal under Universal Free School Meals, however if you are entitled to benefits you may also be entitled to free school milk.

Towards the end of the summer term, parents of children in year 2 will be sent a letter asking whether their child will be having a school dinner in Year 3 or if you intend to send them with a packed lunch from home. This letter will also point out the criteria for being eligible for a free school meal and the process for applying.  Please do not ignore this letter as we advise you to make any applications to Kirklees Free school meals service as soon as possible and certainly prior to the start of the Autumn term in order to avoid having to pay for your child’s dinners.

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Once your child moves up to KS2 in Year 3 their entitlement to a Universal Free school meal ends and unless your child is entitled to a Free school meal, you will have to pay for school dinners.

IMPORTANT – Free School Meals

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

If you qualify for free school meals and you let the school know, then:

  • Your child will receive a free school meal daily
  • In KS1, you may also be eligible for free school milk
  • The school will receive extra funding to support the learning of your child

You can apply directly by using the contact details below:


Please see our 2021 – 2022 school dinner menus below, simply scroll down on the meal poster to see the menu and decide what yummy meal you’re going to have this week!