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At Risedale we have a dedicated team, who work hard to produce a wide variety of meals for our pupils and staff, freshly cooked each day. Ingredients are sourced locally from around the Yorkshire region and offer a healthy, balanced and varied diet.

Purchasing Food

The school operates a 'cashless system' for purchasing food, this is where pupils use cash to top up their balance in school by using the Reval Machines available in the dining hall or parents can top up using 'ParentPay' online. By using the ParentPay facility, parents can also check their child's balance and see what they have purchased to eat.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Canteen Price Increase

We understand that rising costs affect everyone, and unfortunately, Risedale School hasn't been immune to this challenge. Throughout the past two years, we've seen significant increases in the cost of fresh produce and dry ingredients, some as high as 30%. While we've strived to absorb these costs for as long as possible to ensure our pupils continue to enjoy high-quality meals, we must now make some adjustments to ensure the sustainability of our canteen operations.

After the Easter Holiday, we will be implementing a modest price increase of an average of 9% across most canteen options. We understand this may cause some concern, and we want to assure you that this decision wasn't taken lightly. We explored all possible cost-saving measures before resorting to price adjustments.

For example, our one-course ‘Meal Deal’ option will move from £2.30 to £2.50, and the two-course option will increase from £2.70 to £2.90.

Please be reassured, that if your child qualifies for Free School Meals, their daily allowance will automatically cover the cost of the two-course ‘Meal Deal’ ensuring they continue to enjoy a balanced and filling lunch at no additional cost.

Free School Meals

For further information and to apply for a free school meal please visit North Yorkshire Council's Free School Meals website page.

Dietary Requirements

We aim to meet the dietary needs of our pupils and staff; please inform the school of any allergies or dietary requirements your child may have which can then be passed on to the school Catering Manager.

Click the link to view a list of Dishes and their Allergen Content.