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COVID-19 Information Update

School Menu and Meal Information

Lunches will be eaten in classrooms during the current COVID-19 period. Hot lunches are available for all R, Y1 and Y2 pupils as part of the universal free school meal offer and also for pupils in KS2 who are entitled to free school meals. Any child in KS2 who would like to have a paid hot lunch should use the normal payment arrangements via North Tyneside Online Booking System Joinos.  


Year 3 parents should be aware that universal free school dinners do not apply in KS2 and that payment for meals booked will be required.  Please check on the North Tyneside website to see if you meet this criteria, we are aware that many families’ situations have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore if you could now be entitled to free school meals and the pupil premium funding.

We have arrangements in place to ensure that during lunch time separation between ‘bubbles’ is maintained. Children will always have the chance to wash their hands within the classroom before and after eating.   

Packed lunches

Please ensure your child has all the cutlery they need and their meal is easy for them to manage on their own.

If you are enquiring about setting up a Joinos Code please ensure that you have emailed with your child’s name, year group, school and any special dietary requirements. Please note that during busy periods it can take up to two working days to process your request.


If you are contacting us to make a payment for school meals you can pay for school meals online at To make a payment over the telephone using a debit/credit card please call (0191) 643 2888.

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Twitter is a great way of finding out about all the exciting things your children are learning about in class! Follow your child's class, year group or teacher on the following Twitter handles:

Nursery and Reception: @EYFS_BDP
Year 1: @BDP_Year1
Year 2: @BDPYear2
Year 3: @year3bdp 
Year 4: @Year4_BDP 
Year 5: @year5bdp
Year 6: @year6_BDP