School Meals

FS2 /Year 1 / Year 2 Pupils: Universal Free School Meals

From September 2014, all pupils in FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal at lunchtime. This offer does not depend on your household income or whether you receive any benefits – every child in these classes is eligible to take up the offer.

The government has decided to fund free school lunches for all pupils in this age group, following the Department for Education’s recent review of school food. In a trial, it was found that pupils who ate a high quality school lunch achieved better academically than those who did not.

Year 3 / Year 4 / Year 5 & Pupil 6 Pupils

School lunches are available at a cost of £2.40 per day, payment should be made via ParentPay and paid for in advance please. 

Sandwiches may be brought but NO breakable containers or fizzy drinks in cans. We ask that parents/carers consider healthy choices for packed lunch items (e.g. no sweets/chocolate bars).

Mrs Knibbs as our Healthy Schools co-ordinator can advise if you need suggestions.  See the office staff if you need to enquire about free school meals.

For any families that think they may be eligible for free school meals and would like to check then please follow the information below to apply. Once an application is approved then school is notified. You can check if you are eligible for free school meals by filling out the quick application form online   Please input the school name as Lakeside Primary Academy to make sure the information comes through to our online school checking portal.

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