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
School use Lancashire Catering and your child will be able to choose their meal for each day. Parents/carers must order these through ParentPay. Each primary parent/carer is assigned a ParentPay account so that they are able to book and pay for (if applicable)their child’s meal choices. There is a deadline to book your child’s meal choice and they must be booked by Thursday midnight for the following week.
Please refer to the ParentPay section of our website for more information.
For children in year 3-6 the cost of lunch is £2.35 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. Even though you do not need to pay for these lunches, you still need to make a selection for your child using ParentPay.
We ask for payment at least one week in advance, using our main method of payment, ParentPay. We also accept payment by credit or debit card over the phone.
Debt Recovery Policy
In the unfortunate case that debts occur, school operates a ‘Debt Recovery Policy’. You can view this in the ‘Policies’ section of our website of click on ‘Debt Recovery’.
Click on the right to view a sample/past menu. You can also view and book these via ParentPay in the ‘Booking & Selection section.
Ensure that you make your child’s choice from the correct option identified with the applicable year group. The menu options without a year group are available to all children on a school meal.
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 Layton Primary School.
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:
- Younger than the compulsory age for starting school
- In full-time education
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they are in until March 2022.
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