School Meals

If you would like your child to have a school meal, you must contact the school office. If you are changing to a school meal or moving to a packed lunch, you must give school one week’s notice.

Current Menu

All menus are planned to comply with School Food Standards and all new dishes are tested by children. Our meat is Red Tractor Farm Assured, our fish is MSC certified and we also use a number of Free Range and Organic products throughout the menu.

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Whilst every effort is made to produce the published menus, please note that they may vary occasionally subject to availability and individual school requirements. All our menus 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.

Payment

For children in year 3-6 the cost of lunch is £2.50. All children in Foundation, Year 1 and 2 are entitled to a Universal Free School meal (UIFSM). This is a Government initiative which provides a meal to all children, regardless of family income, in Foundation, and Key Stage 1.

We ask for payment at least one week in advance, using our main method of payment, ParentPay. Please ensure that your account remains up to date. Failure to make payments for school dinners will result in your child needing to move to packed lunches.

What are Free School Meals?

You may be eligible for your child to receive free school meals if you are in receipt of certain benefits. This means that whether your child is in Foundation to Year 6 they would not have to pay. for their dinner in school. Currently, all children in Foundation, Year 1 and 2 get a Universal Free School meal, regardless of whether you are in receipt of certain benefits to help with your family income. However, it is important that if you think you are eligible, you should apply, because as a school we can get extra funding, which is vitally important to continue to strive to provide the very best we can for all children who come to Flakefleet Primary School.

Click here to find out more about Free School Meals.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you are in receipt of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1st 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:

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary).

If you would like your child to have a school meal, you must contact the school office. If you are changing to a school meal or moving to a packed lunch, you must give school one week’s notice.