Athersley North Primary School

Schools Meals

Lunch Information

There is a Cashless meals system in operation. The machine for paying for dinners is in the porch way facing the school car park. Access to the machine is available from 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and 3.20 p.m. to 3.45 p.m. each day.  A PIN number accesses the machine.

Packed lunches should be brought to school in a clearly labelled lunch box.

Children are supervised at lunchtime by a team of supervisory assistants. They deal with pastoral, organisational and disciplinary matters, under the direction of the Head Teacher.

We all know the unhealthy effects of carbonated drinks, artificial flavourings and colourings can have on our children and their health and with this in mind we  ask parents/carers not to send their children to school with these sorts of drinks, either in lunch boxes or otherwise.

Only fruit juice or unflavoured water will be allowed.

May we also remind you that children are not allowed to bring sweets or chocolate bars to school.  A chocolate biscuit or chocolate covered wafer bar will be allowed in lunch boxes, but this must be limited to one per child.


We do accept that some parents/carers may find this a little harsh, but we hope that most parents/carers will appreciate this is for the long-term health and eating habits of your children, as well as ensuring that their lunchtime food helps them learn in the afternoon

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