JOINOS  - The communication and school meals payment website designed specifically for parents and carers of children in North Tyneside

North Tyneside Council and JOINOS have come together to help parents and carers know more about their children's school meal service.

There is so much you are able to do online .................

  • Keep up to date with important school meal information from Catering Services
  • See the dates your child has had a school lunch
  • Personally manage your payments for school meals
  • Check your child's school meal account balance
  • See the current menu and receive advance notice of new menus
  • Receive regular reminders when your account needs topping up

How do I register?

Pupils starting Reception class in September will receive a letter in the post with a unique registration code to sign up to JOINOS.  To register you simply need to enter your unique code on the website

Please register even if your child is eligible for free school meals, to make sure you don't miss out on important information about school meals.

Paying for school meals

The current cost of a school lunch is £2.20 per day, £11 per week.

School meals should be paid for before they are taken, at least weekly in advance.  By paying online it means that you can do this at a time that's convenient for you.

Paying for school meals using JOINOS is simple, you can pay by debit or credit card online using a PC, tablet or smart phone, simply go to

You can also pay by debit/credit card - Telephone 643 2888 (select option 1) providing your child's full name, school and year/class.