Universal Free School Meals – In Reception, Year 1 or Year 2:
If your child is starting reception, year one or year two in September 2018 you do not need to apply for free school meals. Just contact your child’s primary school to check what they need to do to get their free meals. Their free school meals will stop at the end of year two, unless you receive the above qualifying benefits.
Could you get Free school meals?
Click on this link to see if you qualify:
With our new menu this autumn we are saying goodbye to Hotpot and introducing the Healthy Heroes and their sidekick Freddie. You may already know the Heroes as they are used in schools who are signed up to the Lancashire Healthy Schools Programme.
Healthy Heroes has been designed to help primary age children and their families make healthier food and activity choices. Choosing a school lunch is one of those choices
There’s so much to choose from on our new winter menu, including new children’s favourites. All our lunches are served with seasonal vegetables or as much as your child wants from the salad bars, plus pudding, yoghurt or fresh fruit.
All our menus are planned to meet new tough standards for food in schools and are checked using a recognised programme to analyse nutrition. We also work with Lancashire Healthy Schools and support the Change 4 Life campaign. The result is a menu your child will enjoy and that will prepare them for learning in the afternoon.
Lancashire County Council’s Healthy Heroes and Mike McGreal’s Healthy Heroes are independent initiatives. It is acknowledged that both parties offer differing but complimentary services and that both are happy to co-exist when providing support and health and fitness services to schools. Both projects offer excellent opportunities for schools and their pupils.
Please press this link to see the online menu:
For those who pay for school meals we use a ‘top up’ system on Parentmail. Each meal currently costs £2.25 per day.
Please get in touch with the Office if you wish your child to receive a School Meal.
ParentMail requires your child’s ‘Dinner’ account to be in credit by at least one lunch (£2.25).
- Process – A daily dinner register is taken in school, this in turn generates an increasing amount which becomes your child’s “Dinners Balance”.
- If you owe money it will appear in red – a negative balance. This will increase each time your child has a dinner.
- The app will keep reminding you to ‘top up’ your account, until you are at least in £2.25 credit.
- You can top up for the week, month or term! You can select any amount from £2.25 upwards.
- Your ‘moving’ balance will then remain GREEN……. and better still you won’t keep getting reminded to Top Up!
Please continue to give school as much notice as possible a weeks notice if you would like to increase/decrease your child’s dinners.
If your child forgets his/her lunch and has a school lunch they will be added to the register and you will receive a reminder to pay for the lunch. If this is a one off I will remove them from the register, you will then be removed from the reminder system.
Please note all pupils choices are ordered the day before. (With the exception of Nursery Children)
Please ensure good communication to the office. If your child’s regular meal pattern requires changing we ask for at least 3 days notice.