Head: Mrs Helen Pye | email: admin@sutton-on-the-forest.n-yorks.sch.uk | tel. 01347 810230
Sutton on the Forest School



School meals are a special time here at Sutton-on-the-Forest School. We are very lucky to have a fabulous school cook who serves delicious homemade food everyday, the  majority of our children have school meals.

The cost of school meals is currently £2.10 per day. Vegetarian meals are available and specific dietary requirements can be discussed with the school.  Packed lunches are an option at lunch times and where this is taken up, we encourage a healthy balance of food in these.

Midday Supervisors take care of the welfare of the children during lunchtime, monitored by a member of the teaching staff.Parents who would like their child to have lunch at home should collect their child at 12 noon and return them for 1.00 p.m.Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM):  The school provides a free school meal for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  For details of this term’s menu click here


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 using the application form in the useful downloads section.

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.

We encourage families who think they may be entitled to free school meals to apply for further details Click here
Further Information provided by North Yorkshire County Council