Every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools will receive a free school lunch from September 2014. Children can eat either packed lunches or hot school dinners in our dinning room. It will be a great way of giving your child the opportunity to enjoy a nutritionally balanced and healthy meal, eaten with their friends and learning all about how to socialize together in the dining room.

To ensure that all children get the meal of their choice each day,  we operate an electronic ordering system called Cypad. During morning registration, children select their picture on the interactive whiteboard and then choose from the meal options available, Their lunch order is then sent straight to the kitchen staff.  When your child arrives in the hall at lunch time, they will be asked what class they are in and then select their picture. This will then tell the kitchen staff which lunch option they ordered that morning.  As we know the precise number of each meal ordered, when it comes to service, every child gets their chosen meal. This also helps to reduce school kitchen waste. A vegetarian option is available everyday. However if your child has specific dietary needs please contact our School Office.

The cost of a hot school dinner for nursery children is £1.75 per day.

Please pay either daily or weekly, in advance, by putting the money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class on it. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Sheffield City Council’. Each class has a yellow tray to place named envelopes in.

A copy of the current menu’s are displayed in your child’s class, school entrance, dining hall, and by clicking on the link below. A copy can also be requested from the school office.

Diner menu 23 April – 24 October 2019

You may be eligible for free school meals at Sheffield schools, and nurseries run by ourselves.

If you live in Sheffield and receive any of the following benefits you can claim free school meals for your:

  • school-aged child
  • nursery-aged child, if they attend before and after lunch sessions at a nursery school or nursery class run by ourselves

You can also claim free milk for your primary school aged child up to the end of Year 6.

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit – as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

If your child attends a state funded infant school and is in reception class, year 1 or year 2 (key stage 1) they are entitled to “universal infant free school meals” regardless of your income.

This could save you almost £400 a year for each child you have in key stage 1.

Contact your child’s school to tell them you want to take up the offer of “universal infant free school meals”.

Apply for free school meals if you think you might be entitled, because your school gets up to £1,320 additional funding (Pupil Premium) to support your child’s education and can help to buy new equipment and resources.

But this money is only paid if you apply for free school meals and are confirmed to be entitled.

Apply for free school meals (Sheffield residents), it’s quicker, easier and secure online.

Include your email address and we will let you know about your entitlement to free school meals for your child(ren) the next working day.

If you already receive free school meals and wish to register another child then please contact us instead of completing the form again.


Firstly, provide a copy of medical evidence to:

School Food Service

Sheffield City Council

Level Seven

West Wing

Moorfoot S2 4PL

Tel:  01142 734767

Fax: 273 5855

School Food Service will register this and communicate to Taylor Shaw, who will create a bespoke menu to suit the medical needs of your child. The menu will be sent home for parent or guardian confirmation.

The agreed menu will be issued to the kitchen.

N.B. The process usually takes ten working days.

If your child has a medical condition that is affected by what they eat, please let the school know as soon as possible that your child needs a medical diet.

Medical Diet Procedure for Sheffield City Council