Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

School Meals & Menus

Freebrough Academy’s catering service is now provided by the Chartwells catering team. We evaluate our food and drink provision regularly against the standards and seek and respond to student voice and opinions on the food we provide for them.
We serve food three times a day, at early morning break (before school starts), break time and lunch time.

Our Menus are rotated on a 3 weekly cycle and are varied in accordance with seasons enabling us to offer a variety of healthy choices to suit all tastes and preferences. The menus are designed to offer a wide variety of options and take into consideration vegetarian, cultural and religious dietary requirements.

We also offer (guidance permitting) a ‘Deli-Bar’, at lunchtime, where students can have a sandwich made fresh for them, choosing their bread and having it filled specifically to their requirements.


Our school menu is as follows:

Free School Meals

Students in receipt of Free School Meals can spend their allowance, which is currently £2.20, at lunchtime only. Please note they can also purchase breakfast and snacks at breaktime, if they wish to do so.

Free meal entitlement criteria

Children may be able to receive free school meals if their parent/carer receives at least one of the following:

  • Universal Credit – with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The Guaranteed Element of Pension Credit
  • Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit – provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘Run On’- paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

You will not be entitled to Free School Meals if you or your partner are entitled to Working Tax Credit on a regular basis.

Students who receive one of the above in their own right can also receive Free School Meals.

How to apply?

If you meet the criteria you can apply by completing an application form. Application forms can be obtained by:

  • Downloading – Free School Meals – Application Form
  • Visiting Customer Services at Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, Low Grange District Centre, Normanby Road, Southbank or Belmont House, Rectory Lane, Guisborough.
  • Emailing: [email protected]
  • Your child’s school

Completed application forms can either be returned to your child school or sending to: Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Department of Corporate Resources, Educational Benefits, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, Yorkshire, TS10 1RT

Freebrough Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.