School Meals

ARPA   Lunch 2

Our delicious, hot school meals provide nutritious, tasty food to support children’s health and well-being.

Lunch menus are planned half-termly and are available to download. 

Autumn Term 1 2023 menuSchool Dinners cost £2.00 per day. Wherever possible, please help us by paying the correct dinner money to the school office. If you are able to pay for a full week at a time, this would greatly assist us, but we understand that this may not always be possible.All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive free school meals. Children in Years 3-6 may be eligible for free school meals - please see below.In order to receive free holiday meal vouchers, you will need to complete an application for all children from Reception to Year 6.


Free School Meals – Eligibility

To apply for free school meals for your child, you must live in Newcastle and be receiving one of the following qualifying benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support from the National Asylum Support Service under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit and not in receipt of Working Tax Credit and a household income below £16,190
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

If you are a young person who receives Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance in your own right, you are also entitled to receive free school meals.

How to Apply for Free School Meals

Please apply for free school meals using the online application form available here:

Free school meals online application form

For further information, please visit Newcastle City Council’s website.

If you have any queries about free school meals, please contact us at arpa.info@atkinsonroadacademy.com or you can contact Newcastle City Council at admissions.information@newcastle.gov.uk.