Carlton Miniott Primary School, Thirsk
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School Meals

At Carlton Miniott Primary School we have our own kitchen on site and a team of kitchen staff led by our excellent cook. They serve lunches in our dining room between midday and 1pm. Those children who chose to bring a packed lunch also eat in the dining room.

An up-to-date menu can be found on the school letters page.

Free School Meals

Following Government changes all Reception, Year One and Year Two children are entitiled to Free school meals. However it is still important parents to apply for Free School meals if they qualify as this will enable school to recieve Pupil Premium funding to support their child further in school.

Free school meals are available to children whose parents are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income-based job seeker's allowance
  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • child tax credit with an income of less than £16,190 and not in receipt of working tax credit
  • support under part VI of the immigration and asylum act 1999
  • guarantee element of state pension credit.

Where parents are entitled to working tax credit during a four week "run on" period immediately after their employment has ceased, or after they have started to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals.

Children who receive income support or income based jobseeker's allowance in their own right are also entitled to free school meals. 

Should you meet the above criteria, you can apply by clicking on the link below.

Applications are usually processed the same day. If your child is entitled to free school meals you will receive a letter confirming the date when the meals will start. The school is also notified that your child is entitled to free school meals. In the meantime, you should continue to pay for free school meals until confirmation comes through. Schools may be able to arrange a reimbursement of any monies paid whilst your entitlement is being confirmed.

If you are not entitled to free school meals you will be notified in writing.

Further Information provided by North Yorkshire County Council

Information about Free School meals