St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy

Our School Meals

The school has a one hour dinner break which is staggered for each extended phase - this begins and ends with a prayer.

Parents are free to choose for their child to have a school dinner or bring a packed lunch. Regardless of choice, the children eat their dinner in the hall. We have a Reception and Nursery sitting from 11:45 - 12:15pm then two sittings for Key Stage 1 and 2 between 12:15 and 1:15pm. 

School meals are provided by Kirklees School Meals Service and are prepared on the school premises - they are of great quality and the pupils (and staff!) thoroughly enjoy them. 

We ask that a weeks' notice is given if your child chooses to go onto, or come off school dinners.


Fantastic FridayChildren may, if they wish, have a school dinner just on a Friday.

Dinner money needs to be paid in advance and can be paid weekly, monthly or termly and should be sent through Parent Pay - we do not accept cash payments. 


Meals are £2.50 per day or £12.50 a week.


Pupils in Reception, Class 1, Class 1/2 and Class 2 will automatically receive Government funded Universal Free School Meals, however if you believe you are entitled to free school meals PLEASE still apply as this is of benefit to your child through a range of entitlements and support as well as significant further financial support for the school.

Free School Meals & Free Milk

If you receive any of the following then your child is eligible
for free school dinners and milk whilst they are at our

- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net
earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by
earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment
- Income support
Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to a Working Tax
Credit and your annual income (as assessed by Her
Majesty's Revenue and Customs) is less than £16,190

Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum
Act 1999
Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

Simply click here for Kirklees , here for Leeds and
here for Bradford and then fill in the form

The school will usually be contacted within 48 hours to tell
us the date the entitlement to free school meals will start

Applications can be made at anytime throughout the