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We have a staggered lunchtime and we use both the EYFS playground and the main playground for different bubbles. By doing this we are able to keep bubbles separate and also maximise the amount of time that children can play outside. Meal-time supervisors are allocated to each bubble and are with the same children each day.

Children have the option of bringing a packed lunch or receive a hot meal which is cooked and provided by the catering company Taylor Shaw. To read more about Taylor Shaw open the following link

Universal free school meals (FSM) are available for  all children in F2, Y1 and Y2. In KS2 children eligible for FSM do not have to pay - please contact the school office if you think that your child may be eligible. The cost of school meals is £2.00 per day for nursery pupils and £2.30 for KS2. 

We ask that meals are paid for in advance on the School Spider app

The menu runs on a three weekly rota:

Week 2 starts on 30/10/23 

Week 3 starts on 06/11/23                     

Week 1 starts on 13/11/23

and then returns to Week 2 in the following week.


Packed Lunches at Netherthorpe

At Netherthorpe Primary School, we expect our children to eat a healthy packed lunch if they choose to bring one in. We are also a NUT FREE school and nuts are not allowed as part of pupil’s lunches or as snacks, this is due to allergies of children in school.  

Children’s packed lunches should not contain any of the following types of foods:




Cookies or biscuits

Fizzy or sugary drinks


As part of our school curriculum, we teach the children about the importance of eating healthily and having a balanced diet. Packed lunches for children should aim to provide a balanced and nutritious lunch for them. The key to a healthy lunchbox is to include a balance of appropriate foods from the four main food groups:

Breads and cereals
Fruit and vegetables
Meat and alternatives
Milk and dairy products


A packed lunch should provide a range of important nutrients for children. Including a wide variety of foods in a lunchbox will provide this range of nutrients and prevent children becoming bored with the same foods. Most importantly, children should look forward to and enjoy their packed lunch in school.

The following websites can help with support and ideas for healthy lunch box solutions!

NHS healthy lunch box ideas:

British Nutrition Foundation – Healthy Packed Lunches:



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Contact the School

Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834

SEN Contact: Ruth Kay & Clare Wilson

SEN Email: or