School meals are prepared daily and cooked by skilled staff. Staff will help your child to make balanced choices, offering a range of foods to suit all tastes whilst meeting the Government’s nutritional regulations.
You can view the menus for the current academic year by clicking on this link. MENU 2018/19
As part of the ‘Healthy Eating in Schools’ initiative, if your child stays for a packed lunch, we ask you not to send fizzy drinks or sweets in his/her lunchbox. Your child can be provided with water with their lunch along with children staying for a hot school meal.
School meals cost £2.20 per day (£11.00 per week) and should be paid for, in advance, on Monday mornings. Please send payment into school in a securely sealed envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class. Envelopes are available from the school office for this purpose. Payment may be made by cash or cheque payable to Eppleton Academy Primary School. Payments can also be made via the City of Sunderland Website and can be made in advance on a monthly or half-termly basis – please contact the school office for further details.
If you are entitled to free school meals then please contact the school office, bringing with you evidence of the benefits you receive. Alternatively, you may wish to contact the Civic Centre in Sunderland to complete the necessary documentation online. If you wish to register your child for free school meals via the online application system please click here.
You may be aware all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are now entitled to free school meals under the new government initiative. However you must still register your entitlement regularly at the school office.
The school takes part in the Government’s ‘Healthy Schools’ initiative. Under this scheme children in Nursery class and KS1 will be provided, free of charge, with a piece of fruit or vegetable for their mid-morning snack. For more information on what we provide please click here.