School Meals

At Grace College we are passionate about food and committed to prioritising our children’s health and well-being. We have banished lumpy gravy, abolished soggy sprouts and eradicated anything even resembling Turkey Twizzlers from our menus. We are fanatical about finding the freshest and tastiest ingredients and combining them to create delicious, healthy meals.

The meals we provide are an excellent source of nutrition, with an emphasis on homemade, high quality fresh food, sourced locally. In addition, having school lunch as opposed to a packed lunch helps young people develop confidence to make appropriate menu choices and taste a range of different foods.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I keep track of the amount of cash in my child’s account?

We use Schoolcomms, It is an easy way to keep up to date and, add money to your child’s account – 

Click here to access Schoolcomms


Do I qualify for Free School Meals?

Your child, or children, may qualify for free school meals if you are able to meet the following criteria:

You or your partner must have a child or children for whom you receive child benefit who is in full time education, under 19 years of age and who attends Grace College.

You and your partner must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

Income Support
Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA – IB)
Guarantee Pension Credit
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA Income Related)
Child Tax Credit – but not Working Tax Credit – and your income for Tax Credit purposes must be less than £16,190.00 (details are shown on your Tax Credit award notice)
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
If this applies to you, please complete Gateshead Council’s Free School Meals Application Form and return to the address on the form.

If you satisfy the requirements for your child/children to receive Free School Meals, and submit the information required to Gateshead Council, the school will be informed of this and Free Meals will be available immediately.

Parents can be sure that pupils who receive a free school meal are not singled out in any way.

For further information see the Gateshead Council Website.