School Meals

Rosebrook Primary School

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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

Free school meals are available to all key stage one pupils and to children whose parents receive certain benefits, if you meet the criteria please apply as this will ensure that the school your child attends receives additional funding to support your child’s education: 

From 1 April 2018 the Government introduced new regulations for people claiming free schools meals who receive Universal Credit. The change means that if your net annual earnings are more than £7,400 you will not be eligible to claim free school meals.

Pupils who received free school meals before 1 April 2018 and pupils who are assessed as eligible after 1 April 2018 will continue to receive free school meals until the end of the universal roll out period, which is expected to be March 2022. This applies even if they no longer meet the eligibility criteria at a subsequent point during the roll out period.

At the end of the Universal Credit roll out period, any existing pupil who no longer meets the eligibility criteria will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education, i.e. primary or secondary school. View the free school meals qualifying criteria.


Apply for free school meals

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.

If your child attends one of the schools below, please contact them directly to apply:

Christ the King Harrow Gate St Mary’s
Conyers Holy Trinity St Patricks Catholic College
Egglescliffe Junction Farm St Patricks Primary Thornaby
Egglescliffe CE Primary Mandale Mill St Therease
Fairfield Pentland The Links
Frederick Natrass Preston Whinstone
The Glebe Roseberry Yarm
Hardwick Green St John the Baptist CE


Harewood St Marks  

Apply online for Free School Meals


School Menus

Primary School Menus for April to July 2021

  • Week 1 -  12 April, 10 May, 14 June and 12 July 2021
  • Week 2 - 19 April, 17 May, 21 June and 19 July 2021
  • Week 3 - 26 April, 24 May & 28 June 2021
  • Week 4 - 3 May, 7 June & 5 July 2021

Wrist Band School Menus* for April to July 2021

  • Week 1 - 12 April, 10 May, 14 June and 12 July 2021
  • Week 2 - 19 April, 17 May, 21 June and 19 July 2021
  • Week 3 - 26 April, 24 May & 28 June 2021
  • Week 4 - 3 May, 7 June & 5 July 2021

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

Visit our Universal Credit page for information on Universal Credit or how you can make a claim. 


Winter Grant Scheme

The Council is working with schools across the Borough to distribute two payments, one in the lead up to Christmas and one in February.

In the main these will be for those currently eligible for free school meals, but we will also be supporting others in hardship, including those with preschool children and those in post 16 education.

£50 will be distributed before the Christmas holidays by schools and a further £25 will be distributed before the February half term holiday. Most schools are providing the money as vouchers that can be cashed at a broad range of shops for specific goods this will allow these families to free up funds for other expenses such as fuel and utilities.

For more information contact your child's school.

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