All meals provided at Biddick Primary and Nursery are freshly cooked on the premises each day by our experienced

kitchen team- led by Mrs Tait. Meals are based around the menus devised by Sunderland Schools' Catering Service.

The menus are appealing and varied, and at the same time offer high nutritional standards.


Click the link to see details of the Primary School Menu for 2019-20



Reception, Years 1 and 2:

Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive a free school meal. This government funded initiative will give these

children access to a hot and nutritious meal at lunch time, with the aim of teaching healthier eating habits, boosting children's

performance in school and saving families money. In Sunderland, families will save approximately £380 per child, per year.


Key Stage 2:

The price of a school meal is £2.20 (one of the lowest priced school meals both regionally and nationally). Meals should be paid for

in advance on a Monday morning. Payment should be sent via your child’s teacher in a sealed envelope with your child's name,

class and the amount enclosed. Application forms for free school meals for children in Years 3-6 are available from the

school office or by downloading the following  Free_School_Meals_Application.pdf. You can also complete and

submit an application electronically using the Apply for Free School Meals  link. If you are unsure whether your child is  eligible for

free school meals please refer to the Free school meals page. All applications are treated in confidence. In addition,  if you are

eligible for free meals, but decide not to receive them, it is very important that you still advise the office. Again, this will be treated in confidence.


Packed Lunches:

Children may bring a packed lunch if they do not wish to have a hot meal. However, we request that, in line with the school’s

Healthy Eating Policy, no chocolate, sweets or fizzy drinks are sent in lunch boxes. Information on ways to encourage your child to

try new foods in their packed lunch can be found in the Box_Clever_with_Packed_Lunches.pdf leaflet.


Fruit and Drinks:

Biddick Primary is part of the National School Fruit scheme, whereby all children aged 3 to 6 years receive a free piece of fruit each

day; older children may bring in fruit or cereal bars from home. Nursery pupils receive a free carton of milk each day. Children

are encouraged to bring in a bottle to refill with fresh drinking water during the school day. This is provided by refrigerated 

water dispensers, located throughout the school, as part of the school’s Healthy Eating Policy.