Lunchtimes at Thirsk C P School

Children having a school meal or a packed lunch are cared for by a team of Supervisory Assistants in the dining hall and Teaching Assistants who assist in directing play during the lunch break. This is under the direction of the Headteacher.

Meals are freshly prepared in the school kitchen, each day there is a choice of main school dinner, baked potato with various toppings or a vegetarian option. The menu is available on the school website and in addition we run a series of special meals to celebrate specific occasions. Meals cost £2.55 per day (from Year 3-6) and are free of charge for Reception- year 1 and year 2, Nursery children can have a meal the cost is £1.90.

Payments for meals need to be made in advance and the school uses an online payment system which can be accessed at

Please contact the school office for a log in and password.

In addition to the Universal Free School Meals for Keys Stage 1 pupils, free school meals are available to children whose parents receive certain benefits. For further details and an application form please contact the school office or look on the NYCC website.


Children who stay at school for lunch are not allowed to leave the premises without a written request from a parent or the permission of the Headteacher.


Thirsk CP School is a NUT FREE zone due to allergies. This includes all products containing nuts, including peanut butter and nut based chocolate spreads, please bear this in mind when packing your child’s lunch.