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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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School Meals


School meals are available to all primary school children within the Borough. We also provide school meals for several secondary schools.

Our school meals are always fresh, very nutritious, and great value for money. A two-course meal including a drink is only £10.25 weekly, that's £2.05 a day for Key Stage 2 children.  Key Stage 1 children are entitled to a free school meal.


Free school meal entitlements

If you are in receipt of one of the benefits listed please make an application for Free School Meals.  If you child is in Reception class 1 or class 2 and you meet the criteria listed below please apply as this will ensure that the school your child attends receives additional funding to support your child’s education: 

  • Income Support 
  • Income based Jobseekers 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 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


 Apply/Register for Free School Meals


What happens next?

If your child is eligible/not eligible you will receive an instant notification informing you of the decision.

For eligible cases free school meals will be awarded from the day following receipt of your application. 


School Menus

Primary School Menus for January to March 2018

  • Week 1 - 8 January, 5 February, 12 March
  • Week 2 - 15 January, 19 February, 19 March
  • Week 3 - 22 January, 26 February, 26 March
  • Week 4 - 29 January, 5 March

Wrist Band School Menus* for January to March 2018

  • Week 1 - 8 January, 5 February, 12 March
  • Week 2 - 15 January, 19 February, 19 March
  • Week 3 - 22 January, 26 February, 26 March
  • Week 4 - 29 January, 5 March

*Some schools have a slightly different bespoke menu and parents can get the individual menu from their child's school if required.