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School Dinner Information and Lunch Menus

Scarcroft Primary is a nut-free school, including peanuts and ground nuts; this is because we have pupils who are likely to have an anaphylactic reaction if exposed to nuts. With this in mind, we would be very grateful if you could be mindful of all ingredients found in lunch and snack items. Thank you for your support with this matter.

Pupils might also be allergic to certain other foodstuffs, details of which may be found in the leaflet below.

First House Lunch!

Wednesday 20th November 

We will find out our new House names and have the chance to sit with other children from our House.

Reception pupils will be wearing their House colours. 

The menu is staying the same, but the layout of the tables will change slightly and there will be some decorations to show where each House will sit. 


The Fourteen Major Food Allergens

Summer 2018 - 19 Lunch Menu

Spring 2018 - 19 Lunch Menu

Could you be eligible for Free School Meals?


The government has made changes to the eligibility criteria for pupils receiving free school meals. Free school meals are now available to any family in receipt of one of the following benefits:


  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190


I don’t claim free school meals – do I need to do anything?


Registering your child not only provides free healthy meals every lunchtime, but it also raises an additional £1,320 for the school from the government. This money is used by the school to offer pupils invaluable additional support and to fund after-school activities.

To check whether your child is eligible, please contact the school office via email at, or via telephone on 01904 553330, and they will provide you with a short form to complete. Using this information, we can check if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit, and if you receive Universal Credit, that your earnings do not exceed the threshold. If you are eligible, your child/children will receive free school meals and the school will receive additional funding.


I already receive free school meals – will I stop receiving them?


If you currently receive free school meals but don’t meet the new criteria outlined above, your child will continue to receive free school meals until the end of the Universal Credit rollout period (expected March 2022) – this will apply even if your earnings rise above the new threshold or you stop being entitled to Universal Credit.

Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, your child will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education, i.e. primary or secondary.