Contact Information

St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
Sherwood Avenue




01484 226557




Office hours:

8.00am - 4.00pm



Our school works closely with the other schools around us to provide additional opportunities for our children. To find out about who we work with, and what we do click here...

Kirklees Catering Service - School Meals


It is very important for all children to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Research has shown that a child's concentration levels are much greater if they have eaten a healthy, balanced meal at lunchtime.


  • Primary schools serve a two course meal at a set price of £2.30.
  • School meals are freshly prepared each day, on the same premises, using high quality, locally sourced food.
  • Each school has an individual menu designed in consultation with the head teacher, pupils and parents.

Our menus include:

  • Fresh seasonal fruit & vegetables
  • Local produce
  • Organic food items
  • Farm assured meat
  • Free range eggs
  • At least 75% freshly prepared
  • No undesirable additives
  • Sustainable fish

In addition to this we limit foods high in fat, sugar and salt such as deep fried foods and items containing pastry. We include oily fish, wholegrains and fruit based desserts


For more information please click here to visit the Kirklees School Meals webpage.



Free School Meals


Statutory Free School Meals (benefits related free school meals)

Children and young people who live in Kirklees and who:

  • attend full time at a local authority school or sixth form
  • are under 19 years of age

and whose parents or carers receive one or more of the following:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) is less than £16,190
  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

can apply for Statutory Free School Meals:

Schools receive extra funding for every child who is entitled to Statutory Free School Meals so please support us by registering if you are eligible.

Children who are entitled to Statutory Free School Meals also receive free school milk which is available to all other pupils on payment of a termly fee and we can also provide free packed lunches to take on school trips.

Your application is anonymous, no one will know you have applied and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

If you are unsure if you are eligible or need help with your application, please contact the school office and Mrs Ball or Mrs Mitchell will be happy to help you.

For further information please contact Kirklees Free School Meals on 01484 221928 or


Universal Infant Free School Meals


Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who are not eligible for Statutory Free School Meals under the scheme above receive free meals (but not milk) under a different scheme called Universal Infant Free School Meals, no application is required.

From Year 3 onwards, families either pay for school meals or can claim Statutory Free School Meals if they are eligible. 


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