Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to Free School Meals or other assistance.
- Educational Benefit Information – letter to parents and carers from Mr Rourke
- Information about free school meals on the City of York Council website
- You can can apply for free school meals and the Pupil Premium online or complete an Educational Benefits Form.
Due to a recent significant increase in how much the school is charged to provide each meal, the charge for paid school dinners will be £2.50 per meal from Monday 17 April 2023, which is still significantly less than many other local schools. The last price change was in September 2021 and we have tried to keep the increase to a minimum amount, with the school subsidising the remainder of the costs. Click here to read Mr Rourke’s letter to families explaining this change.
Please may we ask you to pay for school dinners promptly. School dinners can also be paid for at the start of every half term. The exact price for this can be obtained from the school office.
Autumn Term Menus
Click here to download the Autumn term menu as a pdf document:
You can also download the Mellors Allergens Parent Pack 2023.
Children may bring a packed lunch if they wish. A named packed lunch box is recommended. Children with a packed lunch requiring a drink must provide their own. Please note that sweets, chocolate bars and fizzy drinks are not allowed. Please do not send cans or bottles into school. We have children in school with severe food allergies. To reduce the risk of an attack to these children we ask parents not to send nuts into school and children are not allowed to share food.
As part of our promotion for healthy eating, Lord Deramore’s School is part of a National Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. A free piece of fruit or vegetable is provided for Early Years and Key Stage 1 children each day. Key Stage 2 children may bring a fruit or vegetable snack for morning break.
Children are encouraged to drink water regularly throughout the day to stay hydrated. We ask you to send a named water bottle, filled with plain water, with your child each day.
Our school has registered with a milk scheme (a company called Cool Milk) which is available to all our pupils. For more information and to register your child please visit the Cool Milk website. School milk is free for all under-fives as of 1 January 2015 and is subsidised for pupils aged five or older.