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  • Holgate Primary School Meals

    All children in Key Stage 1 either bring a packed lunch every day or will have opted to receive a Universal Infant Free school meal as part of the Government entitlement for Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils (ask the office for more information). We currently operate “Family Service” meals for KS1 children where children have the first choice meal on the menu each day. Family Service aims to promote children eating together in a social environment, developing independence and encouraging good eating habits for the future.

    In Key Stage 2, children bring their packed lunches which are taken to the classroom and subsequently transferred to the dining room during the morning. Water is available on the tables. For school meals in KS2, parents are encouraged to pay for school meals via ParentMail.


    Please remember we do not allow fizzy drinks or sweets in lunch boxes and only chocolate covered biscuits are allowed. 

    • School Meal Menus

      • Universal Infant free school meals

        All pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools are now entitled to free school meals.

        It is important that all parents who receive one of the benefits listed above register for free school meals as this will enable your child's school to claim "pupil premium allocation". The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment. This additional funding for schools can help to buy new equipment and resources.

        • Free School Meals & Milk

          * Free school meals

          You may qualify for free school meals if your child attends a Nottinghamshire County Council School and you receive one of the following benefits.

            • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC)) that does not exceed £16,190
            • Income Support
            • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
            • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
            • Income-based and Contributions-based JSA and ESA on an equal basis
            • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
            • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
            • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit
            • Universal Credit – during the initial roll-out of the benefit

          * Free milk scheme

          Free milk is available for:

          • children under the age of five in school or daycare
          • children receiving free school meals.

          Milk is subsidised for all other pupils in primary education and in special schools.

          * Apply for free school meals and milk

          The information needed to register includes:

          • personal details (including national insurance number and date of birth) for you and your partner
          • child’s details in full including their date of birth and the school they attend
          • if eligible for free school meals and/or milk, the start date will normally be within two days of parents contacting us and entitlement being verified. We will also write to confirm the date the child’s free school meals and milk will start.

          To apply for free school meals or milk for your child:

          • register and apply online on the Citizen Portal - to apply online please click here: 

          * If you are entitled to free school meals-please claim them. 


          You may not want your child to have the free school meals but if you are entitled to them please claim. Claiming will also entitle you to free milk, and at Holgate Primary those children who are on free school meals are also entitled to voucher for £20 towards school uniform, free places on any after school clubs that we run and many more discounts.  
          Also the amount of money we get for supporting our special needs provision in school is based on the number of pupils claiming free school meals.  This money benefits all children in the school. So the more free school meal claims we have, the more money we can get for all of your children.