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Yorke Mead holds the Hertfordshire Healthy Schools accreditation.

Lunches are freshly prepared every day in the school kitchen by Hertfordshire Catering Ltd.

School meals can be pre-ordered via your School Gateway account, up to 10 weeks in advance. Alternatively, the children are able to order a meal in school at morning registration.

Parent Guide - pre-ordering meals via School Gateway

For further information about School Gateway, please click on the Online Payments tab.

Foundation and Key Stage One:-

Pupils in Foundation and Key Stage One are entitled to Universal Free School Meals provided by the Government. The school offers a choice of a hot meal, a vegetarian meal, jacket potato or a school packed lunch. The school packed lunch option helps some of our younger children to adapt to having a school prepared meal. Alternatively, you can provide your own packed lunch if you wish.

Key Stage Two:-

Pupils in Key Stage Two also have the option of a hot meal, vegetarian meal, jacket potato or a school packed lunch. Alternatively, you can provide your own packed lunch if you wish.


Healthy Snacks

The Foundation stage and Key stage one children are offered a free fruit/vegetable snack daily. Key stage two children may buy into this scheme, or can bring in their own fruit and vegetables. Free milk is offered to children under 5 in nursery and reception, and may be purchased for over 5s in KS1 at a price subsidised by the Local Authority.


We encourage the children to drink plenty of water. Children are expected to bring a named bottle of water to school to drink during the school day and teachers make sure they are refilled regularly.