School meals are cooked from fresh ingredients in both our infant and junior kitchens each day. They are prepared and priced at £2.50 per meal. Unfortunately, we do not offer meals if arrears build up to more than £25. Parents are welcome to pay in advance for their children’s meals through ParentPay to avoid this occurring.
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they are in a government-funded school such as ours and in any of our Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 classes.
If you think you may qualify for free school meals and are in receipt of any form of family support, please contact Lancashire’s Pupil Access Team on 01772 531809. Your child may qualify for free school meals if you get any of the following:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals. Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
Younger than the compulsory age for starting school full-time
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they will remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary).