School Dinners – Autumn 2021 Menus

We are now offering a choice menu – children can choose from a Red Meal or a Green Meal.

We have a 3-week rolling menu and the children choose on a weekly basis.

You can see the menus below.


Download our current menu


Children in Key Stage 1 classes – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all receive a free school meal – Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM)

Children in Key Stage 2 classes – Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 have to pay for their dinners. They currently cost £2.40 per day – £12.00 per week – which is paid in advance using ParentPay

You may be eligible for free school meals … see below


Free School Meals

You may be able to claim free school meals – it costs nothing to check.

As well as your child receiving free school meals – school will receive extra funding whilst your child remains at Highwoods.

To check your eligibility click on this link to take you to the Doncaster Council’s Free School Meals page

Packed Lunch

Children are allowed to bring a packed lunch instead of having a school dinner.

We would like parents to follow the packed lunch policy guidelines


Packed lunches should include:

  • at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.
  • meat, fish, eggs, or a non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, houmous, falafel) every day.
  • oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks.
  • a starchy food such as any type of bread (white or wholegrain rolls, pitta bread or wraps), pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or another cereal every day.
  • a dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard every day.
  • a drink of water, fruit juice or smoothie (maximum portion 150 mls), semi-skimmed, 1% fat or skimmed milk, yoghurt or another milk drink.


Packed lunches can occasionally include:

  • Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausages.
  • Cakes and biscuits, chocolate-coated biscuits, but encourage your child to eat these as part of a meal


Packed lunches should NOT include:

  • salty snacks such as crisps – instead include seeds, vegetables and fruit with no added salt, sugar or fat.
  • confectionery such as chocolate bars (Mars bars, Snickers, Milky Way etc.cereal bars, processed fruit bars and sweets.
  • sugary soft drinks, such as squash and fizzy drinks (as these drinks can contribute to tooth decay and provide little nutritional value).
  • Nuts, due to identified children having severe allergic reactions


Click here to view the school’s packed lunch policy / guidelines