Stanningley Primary School

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School Lunches

Reception,Year 1 and 2 are entitled to receive universal free school meals. We encourage pupils to have school dinners which are very nutritional and good value for money. Current prices are 2.25 per day so 11.25 per week for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

School Food Ambassadors

Meet our School Food Ambassadors. Our School Food Ambassadors are a group of children who have a pupil voice around food & nutrition throughout school.

Sample of School Food Ambassador Questionnaire
Cooking and nutrition - Stanningley Primary School - Whole School Curriculum Overview

Since September 2014, it is now compulsory for primary school children to learn about food, cooking and nutrition under the national curriculum. Stanningley Primary School are committed to providing experiences that cover the the national curriculum objectives for food and nutrition.

Fruit Shop

Fruit is available to buy from Our School Food Ambassadors every morning playtime. The cost is 20 pence per item.

Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast club runs daily from 8.10 until 8.40 and is run by school staff. The cost per child is 60p per day or 3.00 per week. The cost of a family is 1.00 pound per day or 5.00 pound per week. If you would like any more information on this please speak to Mrs White.


At Stanningley Primary School we have held the Bronze Catering Mark since October 2016. Catering Leeds celebrate the achievement of the Soil Associations Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark award. Our school and menus can proudly display the bronze Food for Life Catering Mark logo. This logo provides our school, parents and carers the assurance that the food provided by Catering Leeds is officially certified as ethical, sustainable, free from undesired additives, meeting nutritional guidelines and at least 75 percent of the menu served each day is freshly prepared on site. Menus can be uploaded onto your school website.

Packed Lunch Parent Survey

Before creating our latest Packed Lunch Policy we consulted with parents to find out their views & opinions. We then used their questionnaire results to help create the policy.

Cooking in the curriculum

Cooking and Nutrition As part of their work with food, pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life. Pupils should be taught to Key stage 1 to use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes to understand where food comes from Key stage 2 to understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques to understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed

Planting & Growing

Children across school have enjoyed planting & growing a range of different things like sunflower seeds, cress & broad beans. Here are some children growing cress in Yr 2 , planting beans in Yr 5 & planting sunflowers in Yr 3.

Planting & Growing

Year 3 are very excited to be growing some tomatoes, peas & cress.

Where food comes from

Year 2 took a trip to our local Tesco to investigate where food comes from.

Children in Early Years listened to the story of Goldilocks And The Three Bears, this inspired a porridge making workshop. Children selected the right amount of porridge for their ‘bowl’ and then they added the warm milk and just a tiny bit of sugar. Most of the children liked it so much that they had more than one turn at making it.

Year 2 Food through the Years

We have begun our exciting topic of Food through the years. We began by looking at cooking appliances through the ages. We discuss how we could warm our food/ water without electricity and gas. We did a little experiment to see if we could make the water hot by placing it in different areas around our environment. Then we sorted the appliances into chronological order. We noticed that the modern day appliance mostly had a wire and plug. These were also often made of plastic. We have now moved on to looking at food in the past. We thought about Guy Fawkes and what he might have eaten. We looked at the wealthy peoples diet and the poor peoples diet. We even tasted watery porridge, pottage soups and snippets. Some of us liked it. Some of us didn't want to taste it. Some of us really didn't like it at all.