Lunchtime

Eating a healthy and balanced lunch is vital to a child’s learning.

Children can either bring a packed lunch or have a school dinner. We encourage all meals to be healthy and nutritious.

As part of our ongoing mission in the UK to encourage children to eat more veg, and make it easier for parents and carers to add more veg to children’s lunchboxes. Recent research from Leeds University found that only one in five children had any vegetables or salad in their packed lunch. 
 
To support parents and to make this task as simple as possible, here is a ’60 Second Lunchbox Hacks’ PDF that features easy-to-implement ideas.

Our menu

Take a look at this terms menu Brownhill Menu

To make lunchtime even more appealing and easier we have a special way of doing things.

Every morning your child will choose their meal and be given a colour-coded wristband.

  • Red – Main meal of the day
  • Green – Vegetarian
  • Blue – Halal
  • Yellow – Sandwich

Dinner staff will then use the wristband to provide the correct meal.


Free dinners

If you are entitled to free school dinners, you first need to apply for this. To apply, you can either call Leeds City Council on 0113 222 4404 or visit the One Stop Centre at the Compton Centre (Harehills Lane).

Please still apply, even if your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2. This will ensure we are correctly funded (under the Pupil Premium provision).

Leeds City Council Website – School Meals


Dinner prices

  • Year 3 / Year 6 Per day: £2.40
  • Per week: £12.00 – to be paid on Monday for that week.
  • Nursery Per day: £2.05
  • Per week: £10.25 – to be paid on Monday for that week.

Year Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal at lunchtime.

Please bring the money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, class and the correct amount written on the front.

If paying by cheque, please address to Co-op Academies Trust T/A Brownhill.


Need help?

 If you need any help, please pop in to the main office

Please see our main office to

  • Pay for school dinners
  • Choose your preference of either school dinner or packed lunch for the half term
  • Ask questions about free school dinners
  • Let us know about your child’s diets, allergies or intolerances