School Meals

Cawley Lane School Dining HallChildren have the choice of a school meal, packed lunch or home dinners. Please ensure that packed lunches are brought to school in a clearly named sandwich box/bag. For health and safety reasons glass bottles are not permitted. The school provides supervised facilities in the School Hall for children to eat their packed lunches.

School meals currently cost £2.30 per day and £11.50 per week. They are served in our School Hall from 12 noon onwards. Dinner money should be paid every Monday using the ParentPay service.

If there is a change of dinnertime arrangements, from packed lunch to school dinner or school dinner to packed lunch, please give the school at least one week's notice. 

Cawley Lane pupils enjoying their lunch


We offer a choice of meals that meet the National Nutritional Standards. If your child has any specific dietary requirement or allergy, please contact us to arrange a meeting with our kitchen manager to discuss how we can work with you to provide your child a meal

We all know how difficult it can be to encourage children to make healthy choices. Providing healthy food is just one part of the story. Our lunchtime staff are on hand to encourage your child to choose a healthy meal.


Free School Meals

To find out if you are entitled to Free School Meals click here where you will find the online application form..

If your child is in full time education, and you receive one or more of the benefits to qualify, please fill in an application form even if  your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and is already receiving Universal Free Meals.  This is because they are also entitled to things like free milk.

If you are successful with the application, your child's school receives additional money to be able to provide extra things. This is called the pupil premium (See General Information- pupil premium to see how this money is used).


School Meals in Summer Term 2021

We have made some changes to our lunchtime organisation so that we can safely manage our year group bubbles, whilst being able to provide a warm nutritious meal each day. In order to streamline our service, we will be providing a choice of two options each day which children will choose during morning registration. Following our consultation with parents and pupils in October this year, we will be offering a new menu, chosen by our our community. This new menu can be seen below.

As we continue to work within our COVID 19 secure bubbles, we will not be offering the choice of meals cooked with both halal certified meat and non-halal meat. Within the new menu, all meals cooked with meat will be offered as the halal meat option. We will consult with parents again when we introduce a new menu from Kirklees in the future which will include a question on returning to a mixed offer.

Please see the information below for our daily menu choices for this half term.

We hope that there are lots of your favourites, and maybe something new that you will enjoy too!