All school meal choices and payments are made through ParentPay
Moving to ParentPay
In order to opt for and pay for meals we will be using our Parentpay system.
If you have not received a login or need assistance to login please contact the school office in the first instance and we will try our best to help you.
How to Pay
All payments and choices for meals will be made through PARENTPAY.
Within ParentPay there is functionality to allow you to manage your account. You can make regular payments to keep your account in credit or even set up bank transfer/auto payments. Meals cost £2.40 per day (£12.00 per week)
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I've booked a meal and my child is absent from school?
If a school meal has been pre-booked and your child is ill (meaning and that the food you have chosen is no longer required for that day,) where possible we would ask that you try and cancel it by 8:55am through your ParentPay account.
Can I pay for meals with cash?
No, all payments should be made by online payments via ParentPay.
Why doesn't ParentPay portal let me order specific meals?
Pupils will be given a choice of meals on the day in line with the published menus.
My child has food allergies how will I be sure that they won’t receive meals containing something they can’t eat?
Our school has systems in place to ensure pupils with food allergies or specific diets do not choose meals that are not suitable for them. Please inform the school office of any food allergies or specific diets your child requires.
Free School Meals
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a funded school meal, known as the Universal Infant Free School Meal. We ask that families of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who are eligible to register for benefits-based Free School Meals continue to register, as this attracts additional funding (Pupil Premium Grant) that the school can use to support children’s learning.
If children are registered for benefits-based Free School Meals they and the school will benefit from additional funding (Pupil Premium Grant.
If you think your KS2 child might be entitled to free school meals please apply online using the Lancashire County Council link below
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Universal Credit with a household income of less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
- Income-Based Jobseekers' Allowance
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, not entitled to Working Tax Credit and household income less than £16,190
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit 'run on' – the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you finish work
Families should contact Lancashire County Council on 01772 532 109 to re/register children for ‘benefits based’ Free School Meals. Further information is available on the Lancashire County Council website.
Free Fruit Scheme
Children in Foundation Stage and KS1 receive a piece of fruit every day which is funded by the governments’ 5 a day scheme.
In line with Food Standards all Foundation Stage and KS1 children are offered reduced-fat milk daily. Children who are entitled to free school meals are also entitled to free milk.
Children only have to pay for milk from the term in which they turn 5 therefore some reception children will not need to pay for some of the time. If you are not sure about how this affects your child please speak to the school office
Because of the health benefits of drinking water we encourage our children to bring water bottles to school so that they have access to water throughout the day. The water inside these bottles must be plain, unflavoured water as this is the healthiest option