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School Meals

Newcastle City Council School Meal Menus September 2023 - July 2024

Change to lunch menu on Wednesday 19th June


Sausage and Chips


Vegetarian - Option

Vegetable fingers

Change to lunch menu from September 2023-24

Week 1 - Monday

Oven Roast Potatoes with Cheese and Tomato Pizza instead of Chips


Week 1 - Friday

Chips with Fish Fingers instead of Oven Roast Potatoes


Week 3 - Friday

Fish Fingers instead of Fish Goujons

Free School Meal (Universal)

All children from Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal (universal). We would encourage all families to take up this option. Please note that dinner money is currently £2.20 per day (£11.00 per week), £2.10 for Nursery children.  All dinner monies must be paid on the Parentpay system.  Dinner money must be paid in advance and in your child's account by Monday morning. Thank you

Free School Meal Application           

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get one of the qualifying benefits and they are:

  • in government-funded education full time up to the age of 19, or
  • in a nursery class or nursery school and attending for full days.


You will need to get one of the following benefits:

  • 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 - if you apply after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)


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


If your child qualifies for free school meals, they’ll get them until they finish the phase of schooling (first, primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022. Children attending middle or high schools on 31 March 2022 will get them until they finish Year 11. They’ll get them even if you stop getting the qualifying benefit.


After this date, your child will only continue to get free school meals if you get one of the benefits.


To complete an application for Free School Meals please access the Citizens Portal using the link below:


You will receive the outcome of your application immediately when making an application through the portal.