Reid Street – a cashless school.
The school has an online payment system for school meals and school trips. All parents are encouraged to contact the school office to arrange to open an online account for the cashless payment of money to the school.
Please click here to access our cashless payment system.
We encourage everyone to consider trying our school meals. We are proud of our cooked meals which are of high quality and good value. They are prepared every day in our own school kitchen fitted out to modern specification.
Parents must either send in their child with a packed lunch or must purchase a school meal. The School Meals Service is a separate business operating on the school premises. The office staff place an order for the exact number of meals that they have received payment for at the start of each day. Payment for school meals must be made before the office staff order a meal from the kitchen for a child. Meals cannot be ordered and then paid for later. The cost of a school meal is increasing from September to £2.30 per day (£11.50 a week). Children who remain on our premises for lunch, whether a packed lunch brought in from home or one provided by our school, are not allowed to leave the premises over the lunch period.
Please note that water is supplied for all children regardless of whether they receive a meal prepared in the kitchen or bring in a packed lunch from home. It is therefore not necessary to send in a separate cold drink with a packed lunch. Any cold drinks brought in must not be fizzy drinks and must not be in glass containers.
Meals cooked in the kitchen are carefully monitored for temperature, by the kitchen staff, to ensure that they are not too hot on being served. We cannot monitor the temperature of hot foods or drinks brought into school in thermos flasks and this could lead to a child being scalded from the contents of an over-turned flask. For the safety of all 370 children, who use our busy dining hall each day, hot food or drinks must not be sent in to school with a child’s packed lunch.
North Eats, who are the provider of the school meal menu choice, request that if your child has any allergies to some foods, a medical diet form must be completed. Please speak with the school office for more information and the necessary paperwork to be completed.
Please click here to see the current menu choices.
Free school meals & Pupil Premium.
If you think you may be eligible to claim Free School Meals and Pupil Premium we need information about you and your child. The school is able to make a check via Durham County Council’s Benefit System and the Department for Education’s online service which includes data from HMRC and DWP.
So that we can provide your child with the best education and support by making sure that our school receives all the government funding to which it is entitled, please complete the application form attached in the link below and return this to the school office or please if you have any queries please call the school office to discuss this further.
Please click here to access the application form.