SCHOOL MEALS & MENU
We pride ourselves on providing a healthy varied menu which the Children of Kings Oak Primary School can chose from on a daily basis. Children can choose from a variety of different options - hot dinner, pic nic plate or jacket potato. Should your child not wish to stay for school lunch, we ask that you provide a healthy packed lunch in a suitable container with your child’s name on. Water or fruit juice should be provided in a suitable container. Fizzy pop, chocolate bars and packets of sweets are not permitted.
To mark special achievements in school we hold a ‘Captain’s Table’ event every Friday. Children are nominated for a variety of different reasons and these children are invited to have lunch on a special table with the Head teacher, Mrs Wilks.
School Meals are £1.96 a day payable or £9.80 a week. This is payable weekly in advance in the following ways:
- Put the money in an envelope stating your child's name and the amount you are paying and then send to the school office/reception.
- Through the ONLINE PAYMENTS page on this website. Please note that you can only pay a minimum £19.60 using this method.
The school operates a no debt policy which you can read HERE.
Here is our delicious school menu from APRIL 2018
Does your child qualify for free school meals?
Your child will qualify for free schools meals if you're receiving one of the following benefits:
- income support
- income based job seekers allowance
- income related employment and support allowance
- guarantee element of state pension credit
- child tax credit with no working tax credit and have an income as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £16,190 (subject to change annually)
- support under Part 1V of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- universal credit
Children who receive a qualifying benefit it their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.
Your child won’t qualify for free school meals if you're receiving working tax credits and disabled working tax credits.
From September 2014, all infant age pupils (Reception Year, Year 1 and Year 2) will be entitled to receive a free school meal.
Universal infant free school meals
All infant age pupils (Reception/Years 1 and 2) are entitled to receive a free school meal.
Although infant children will automatically receive a free school meal, we're asking families who have a statutory entitlement to free school meals to complete an application form onlineso that we can check if the school is entitled to receive Pupil Premium for your child.
The Pupil Premium grant is provided by the government for each eligible child and this money is used to fund valuable support in school.
Even if you don’t want your child to receive a free school meal, we'd ask you to complete the application form so that your child’s school receives as much funding as possible:
Apply for free school meals if you live in Barnsley
If you live in Barnsley and your child goes to school in Barnsley, Bradford, or Kirklees, fill in the application for free school meals.
If you live in Barnsley, but your child goes to school in Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield, Leeds or Wakefield, you should apply to the council in the town where your child’s school is situated.
If you live in Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield, Leeds or Wakefield, but your child goes to school in Barnsley, fill in our application for free school meals.
If you live in Bradford or Kirklees, but your child attends school in Barnsley, you should apply to the council offices where you live for your child’s free school meals
If you need any help you can contact Barnsley Borough County Council Benefits, Taxation & Payments Customer service team on 01226 787787 or call into our School Reception.