School Meals

We offer a wide range of school meals for your children. Please see our current menu .

As well as a variety of daily healthy options, we also offer a vegetarian and halal option. We welcome any inquires about special dietary needs your child may have. Please contact the school to discuss your options.

The school is proud that all our meals meet the national school food standards but also meets the criteria for Food for Life , a national organisation that promotes a core ethos of healthy, tasty and sustainable food.

Free School Meals

If your child is in Reception, Years 1 or 2 then they are entitled to a free school meal saving approximately £418/child/family. Please visit Together for Children Sunderland’s website to register for means tested free school meals .

Your child might be eligible if you access:

  • income support
  • income based
  • jobseekers allowance or ESA
  • child tax credit (provided you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16190)
  • universal credit, provided you have an annual net income not exceeding £7,400
  • support under part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

If we can help at all, please contact our school office who will do all they can to support you or call 0191 561 1417 for any queries relating to free school meals.

School Meals Payment

Richard Avenue Primary School can now accept payment for your child’s school meals through the Parent Pay website.  A primary or nursery school meal is great value at £2.30 a day. So for £11.50 a week your child will receive a wide range of freshly cooked hot meal options, dessert and a drink.

How to Pay

To pay please visit the Sunderland City Council Payments website and make sure to select ‘Schools Miscellaneous Income‘ followed by ‘Richard Avenue Primary‘ and then ‘School Meals‘.

Please Note It it important to put the pupils name in the ‘Message Box’ at the bottom of the payment form otherwise we don’t receive your child’s name to match your payment. See the below screenshot:

School Meals Booking
Sunderland Council booking form.

Alternatively you can pay directly at the school office.