Universal Free School Meals (Reception – Year 2)
Free school meals are available for ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This is due to a Government Policy which was introduced. When your child starts Year 3 you will start to be charged for their school lunches unless you decide to provide them with a packed lunch.
School Meals (Years 3 – 6)
Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 can access a hot school meal at a cost of £2.20 per day, £11.00 per week. However, there will be parents of children in Years 3 – 6 who are eligible for Free School Meals. Eligibility and applications for this are to be made via the Liverpool City Council website: https://liverpool.gov.uk/benefits/free-school-meals/ You must inform school if you are eligible for Free School Meals so that you are not charged via Parent Pay for your child’s school lunches. (School does not always get notified immediately by the Council and it can take a number of weeks to appear on the FSM list we receive from them).
All payments for school dinners must be paid via Parent Pay in advance of your child receiving them. If you have any problems accessing Parent Pay please ask at the school office for guidance – 0151 522 5748.
If you wish to see the menu in school for any given week please click on the links below.
Our School Meal Provider:
Food for Thought serves over 50,000 meals each month in its twenty schools in Liverpool. For the last two years, having achieved the Soil Association’s Gold Award, all their kitchens serve, in the main, free range and locally sourced meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. They are very proud of the fact that they are the only school meals’ company in Liverpool to achieve this prestigious standard in the quality and sustainability of food they use in all their kitchens.
Please click on the following link to find out more about Food for Thought:
Food For Thought Menus – be sure to check the dates at the top of each page.
Free Fruit- Reception, Years 1 and 2
Children are provided with daily fruit which is provided by the Local Authority free of charge. The fruit is varied throughout the term.
Free Milk- Reception, Years 1 and 2
Children are also provided with a daily drink of fresh milk which is provided by school. The school milk will not only provide them with essential nutrients, but it is re-hydrating and energy boosting. It also bridges the gap between breakfast and lunch time to help children stay focused. School pays for this so there is no cost to families.