School Meals

Our school meals are freshly cooked on the premises. Children can choose from various meal options throughout the week. 

School Meals

Our school meals are freshly cooked on the premises. Children can choose from the following meal options:

  • Option 1 – School Meal – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Option 2 – School Meal – Monday and Friday only
  • Option 3 – Sandwiches from home – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Please click here for our current menu

Universal Infant Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for a Universal Infant Free School Meal.

Please also read below for important information on claiming for free school meals as this ensures that we receive funding (Pupil Premium) for your child.


School meals are currently £2.30 per day and payment must be made to school each Monday. Parents can choose to pay for the week, half term or term in advance. Our preferred method of payment is Plus Pay through Parentmail. Payment can still be made by cheque (made payable to Northowram Primary School) or cash, however, the school will not accept liability for any lost cash that has been sent into school with your child. Any payments made by cheque/cash must be sent inside a sealed envelope, clearly marked with your child’s name, class and amount enclosed clearly shown on the front.

Details of payments due are advised to parents through the school newsletter at the end of each term.

Free School Meals Registration

Children in Years 3 to 6 will also be offered a free school lunch if parents are in receipt of any of the welfare benefits listed in the form Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Registration Form. Applications for Free School Meals should be made direct to the Benefits Assessment Unit at Calderdale. You can request a Free School Meals application form from the school office or from the Benefits Assessment Unit (0845-245-8000). 

It is important to note that registering for free meals could raise an extra £1320 for our school, to fund valuable support such as extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.

This additional funding is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed on the form. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals, even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, so that we receive as much funding as possible.