Paying for a School Meal:


NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2019: We have issued parents with a questionnaire to get your feedback on the current meal provision, and how we can improve the service. Click HERE for a copy of the information letter and HERE for the actual survey.

Ways to pay:-

  • On-Line (Preferred Payment Option) via the City of Sunderland website - click the link below to be taken to the on-line payments screen.
  • Weekly by cash or cheque (made payable to City of Sunderland) every Monday morning, in a named envelope or purse to your childs class teacher. Payments are collected by the class teacher at Monday morning registration. Please ensure payments are made promptly on a Monday - persistent late payment may result in your child having to take up a packed lunch.
  • Termly by cash or cheque (see table below for Termly rates)

City of Sunderland On-Line Payments Facility:-

The school have a School Meal Debt Policy; it underlines the school's position on meals arrears. Payments need to be made in agreement with the policy and the school reserves the right to remove a child from the meals register if non-payment persists. Click HEREto download the policy in full.

What's on the Menu......?

The meals prepared through the school kitchen meet all of the requirements of the Food Standards Agency and as we are part of the Sunderland School Meals Consortium,  you may rest assured that the meals we serve meet the nutritional standards advised by the FSA.

Click this link:- Primary School Meals Menu 2019-20 to download the menu offered by the school (as advised by City of Sunderland) from September which you may wish to review weekly - the menu rotates every 3 weeks and this is the new edition from September 2019. 

If your child suffers from a food related allergy or intolerance and you would still like them to receive a cooked meal, there are steps we can take to provide them with a specific meal pattern. Contact the school office to discuss this option further.

Free School Meals - Am I Eligible?

There is support available to families who meet the Free School Meal criteria. Changes in Universal Credit will impact on this eligebility, but it is worth applying if you feel you may meet the criteria. The best way to apply is on-line via the City of Sunderland website. The link below will direct your accordingly:-

  • Alternatively, contact the School Meals Awards Team on:- 

0191 561 1417 or e-mail them

Packed Lunches at Fulwell Junior School:

Children who bring a packed lunch to school are encouraged to follow the school's healthy choices regarding the content. Please try to include:-

  • fruit
  • yoghurt
  • cereal bars
  • pasta/rice
  • salad
  • fish such as tuna/salmon
  • cheese
  • healthy sandwich with brown/wholemeal bread
  • at least one portion of fruit and/or vegetables every day
  • meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. chickpeas/hummus/lentils)
  • oily fish, such as salmon or tuna, occasionally
  • a starchy food such as bread, pasta, rice, cous cous, noodles or cereal
  • dairy produce such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard
  • still water, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt, milk drinks or smoothies.

It is obviously up to parents which combination of food they would like to provide for their child on a daily basis, but we would request you didn't include:-

  • chocolate bars
  • crisps
  • nuts (due to children with allergies)
  • cake and other food with a high sugar content
  • Crisps
  • Confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate coated biscuits or any other variety of what would be classed as 'sweets'. Cake and biscuit can be included in a packed lunch but only in conjunction with balanced, nutritional content.
  • Nuts/Nut Products e.g. Nutella Chocolate Spread: we have several children who suffer serious allergic nut reaction and even the slightest trace may trigger a flare up. 

Please Note the Following Additional Guidelines regarding packed lunches:

We don't have an appropriate refrigerated area for children to store their lunch bags, so please consider packing your child's lunch in a suitably insulated bag or provide cool blocks where necessary.

Drinks should be in a carton with a straw or a securely closed beaker/flask/container. DO NOT provide glass containers or cans in any format.

Children are responsible for tidying up after their meal and placing all wrappers/rubbish or uneaten food in their lunch bag to bring home daily. Unfortunately we do not have a suitable enough waste facility to dispose of pupil food so would appreciate your support in this area. 

Children may bring soup or other fluid foods in a flask but we would ask you to ensure it is only heated through to a warm temperature to minimise the risk of a scald. Tea/coffee is NOT permitted. Children will only be allowed to eat their packed lunch during the lunch period - not at any other time of the day. 


Changing Your Child's Meal Arrangements:

Requests for changes to your child's weekly meal pattern should be made a week in advance by contacting the school office, so we may implement the change in time for the following Monday. We would request children try and persevere with their meal pattern week on week, rather than regularly changing between the options. Children are not allowed to change their meal arrangements mid week unless by prior agreement with the office.