School Meals

Updated April 2023

The school meals, cooked and served in the School Canteen, follow our healthy eating food project guidelines.  From September 2022, school meals will be free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils. The cost is £3.00 per meal for junior pupils.

All parents will receive Parent Pay log-ins and details on how to access the system – all payments for school meals and school trips must be done  through Parent Pay.

Meal checker – You can check which meals are available which days by clicking on the link below –

Primary School Lunchtime Menu Checker – Conwy County Borough Council

A copy of the Menu is e-mailed to parents/carers during September.

Dinner Money Arrears

Any dinner money arrears which remain unpaid, are taken by the local authority from the school’s budget. This is money that is lost to the school which should go towards paying for educational resources for all pupils.

This means to the school, two weeks dinner money for a pupil amounts to £30. This money soon adds up and, unfortunately, there have been incidents of outstanding amounts of money remaining unpaid over several months. This is unacceptable.

Therefore, having sought advice from the Local Authority, any parents who have two weeks outstanding payments for school dinners will have to provide a packed lunch for their child until the arrears are paid in full. We have to be strict with this policy. Any parent who has incurred unpaid dinner money arrears who then sends their child to school without a packed lunch will be telephoned by the Headteacher and reported to the Education Social Worker if deemed necessary.

Thank you to all those parents who do always pay for the dinner their children receive at school promptly every week.

Free School Meals

Application forms are available from the school office or can be found below.

Application for Free School Meals form

Packed Lunches

Pupils may bring their own sandwiches to school but parents/carers are asked to follow the school’s healthy eating policy, as what the children eat may affect their concentration, behaviour and learning potential during the afternoon.  All drinks must be in a leak proof plastic container.  Hot drinks/food are not allowed.

Healthy Food Products

Ysgol Craig y Don is a healthy school and we run initiatives that raise children’s awareness of the nutritional value of food.