Mount Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR4 7QF

0191 5535968

Barnes Junior School

Proud to learn, proud to achieve


At Barnes Junior School our pupils  have a number of options with regards to lunchtime arrangements:

  • School lunch (hot or cold option)
  • Packed lunch from home
  • Home lunch (any child going home for lunch should be collected and returned to school by an adult)   

As a school we try to encourage our children to be healthy. If you decide to provide your child with a packed lunch from home, we ask that you do not include fizzy pop or chocolate bars as part of their packed lunch (flavoured water and biscuits are acceptable).  

Our school lunches are prepared and cooked on site by our fantastic team of on-site caterers. Special dietary requirements are catered for wherever possible - please contact the School Office to discuss any special requirements your child may have. Children do have the option of changing from dinner to packed lunch and vice versa, we do ask for a minimum of 1 week's notice via the School Office or a note/e-mail from home.

From September 2018, Years 3 and 4 will be on lunch break from 11.45-12.45 and Years 5 and 6 12.15-13.15.  


The below link details the School Meals menu:


School Dinner Menu Sept 19 to July 20


Dinner Money

The price of a school meal is £2.20 per day  (£11 per week).  Dinner money is payable each Monday morning by online via the Sunderland City Council website, or via the SchoolComms app.  Please note: as of September 2019 the school office will no longer be accepting cash payments.  

If you prefer, you can make advance payment of a full half term - a message is sent at the beginning of each half term detailing the cost.


Free School Meal Applications

The quickest and easiest way to apply for free school meals  is via the Family Portal at:


Applying via this link will enable the Together For Children (previously known as Children's Services at Sunderland City Council) to communicate securely with parents about their application.