School Meals

 At Kirton Lane Primary, like most schools in Doncaster, cooked meals, including a vegetarian option, are prepared daily in our kitchen. All are cooked on the premises by our cook, Mrs Turner and her staff. The children are then supervised by our team of midday supervisors. The school changed to Family Service recently, which has helped the older children gain skills in serving food to the younger ones. and children are offered a choice of main courses and desserts. Salads and fruit are always available. Meals are eaten in the dining hall.

The cost of a school meal is £2.00. We are happy to accept payment for the week, month, half term or term. Cheques (made payable to DMBC) or cash should be placed in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the child’s name and class and handed into the class teacher or at the School Office. We prefer a half terms’ notice to change lunch arrangements.


Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to some children according to family income. It’s important to register for entitlement to free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch. Please 'click' here for additional information.

Children are entitled to Free School Meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive any of the following:


  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Guarantee pension credit
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and an annual income lower than the limit set by the Government
  • Working Tax Credit Run On because you have ceased work or reduced your working hours to less than 16 per week

To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals, and for any help or advice, you could:


Doncaster Council Civic Office Waterdale Doncaster DN1 3BU

  • Minicom users can contact on 01302 736252;
  • Call HMRC Tax Credit helpline (0845 300 3900) or visit their website; or


The DMBC website has more information about free school meals. If you’ve any general questions about free school meals, please ask us at the Office (or email


Packed lunches

Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch which is eaten in the breakfast room and during the summer outside. Packed lunches should be in a secure named container. No sweets are allowed, instead, we encourage lots of fruit or vegetables. Water is available for children who choose a packed lunch. However, your child can bring their own drink in a non-breakable container, please avoid fizzy drinks.



Children up to the age of five are entitled to free school milk every day. The milk supplied to Kirton Lane is provided by ‘Cool Milk’ a national supplier who delivers to a network of local dairies. Children over five at Kirton Lane pay 18/19p per day for their milk. This is less than the national standard charge of 22p. Children who have milk will drink it just before or after their morning play.