School dinners are provided by Lancashire County Council Catering Services.
They are cooked on site by Mrs Jackie Cross, a local resident and mum to a number of former pupils.
Children have a choice of three meals each day, with fruit and yoghurt available daily. The menu is changed in the winter and the summer to offer a variety of foods to match the weather and the seasonal food available. The menu runs on a three week rota.
We are nut and peanut free school, following the lead from Lancashire County Council who also have a nut and peanut free policy.
We actively encourage all children to take up the offer of a school meal as they are very good and there is always plenty.
Try to encourage your child to try as many different foods as they can as some of the food on the menus they may not have tried before. Quite often children really enjoy something if they have tried it a few times before.
Allthough chidlren in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to receive a school dinner absolutely free and no application is required to accept this, some chidlren have a statutory right to free school meals.
School can qualify for additional funding called pupil premium worth over £1300 per child, if the parent is receiving any of the following;
- Income support
- Income based job seekers allowance
- Income related ESA (employment and support allowance)
- Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under Part VI of the immigration and Asylum act 1990
- Child tax credit and with an annual income of less than £16,190 and not receiving Working Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit 'run on' - payment you receive for a further four weeks afetr you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
If you think you qualify for statutory free school meals, please complete the attached form and return it to the local education office. if you are unsure, pleas just ask.