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No hot meal for Athersley school kids

By Nick Ward, Reporter Friday 5th September 2014
CHILDREN at one Barnsley primary school will not be sitting down to eat a hot lunch due to unfinished work on the kitchens.

Parents of children at Athersley North Primary School have been told the school will be without facilities to make hot school meals for at least the first two weeks of term.

Headteacher Margaret Newcombe wrote to parents after discovering the principal contractor had run into problems caused by delays in equipment being delivered.

Mrs Newcombe told parents: "We have arranged for all children who usually eat their lunch in school to receive a free sandwich lunch during the time we are without a kitchen.

"This means free lunches will be provided for all children in school who usually have a school dinner, either free or paid, for the period of the kitchen work."

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated September 5. **
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Posted by debbie p I Wed 10th Sep 2014 at 7:20pm

Excellent. Kexborough primary had same but parents had to supply pack lunches or pay for a grab bag!! Unless ks1!! Well done ath nth!

Posted by N I Wed 10th Sep 2014 at 7:24pm

Same problem at Wellgate Primary in Mapplewell only we have to provide a lunch or pay them a sandwich bag.