At lunchtime, children can stay for a nutritious school dinner, freshly prepared on a daily basis in our kitchen. Menus are provided on a termly basis. The cost of a school lunch is currently £2.40 per day for junior children and can be paid weekly or half-termly. Infant children currently receive free school dinners as part of a government initiative.
Dinner money is payable on Monday mornings or half termly at the beginning of each half-term. Please send the correct amount in an envelope or purse marked with your child’s name and class. Cheques for dinner money should be made payable to Lancashire County Council. Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch from home.
For information on free school meal eligibility, parents/carers should contact the Education Office on at the Globe Centre, Accrington on 01254 220711.
The school operates a healthy eating policy for playtime snacks. If parents and carers wish their children to have a snack at playtime, they should not send sweets, chocolates, biscuits or crisps. This policy helps to encourage the children to eat healthily, reduce tooth decay and keep the playgrounds litter free.
A Government initiative is in place for the infant children: each child is given a free piece of fruit every morning. Juniors are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit from home. The contents of packed lunches are left to parents’ and carers’ discretion, although we do discourage cake and chocolate bars. Fizzy drinks and sweets are not allowed.
We have a morning break snack-shop which is run by our in house Lancashire Catering Team and proves extremely popular with the children. Toast, crumpets and healthy snacks are available each morning, and the children pay for these snacks in advance each half-term.
Free School Meals