St Leonard's C of E Primary School

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11th August 20
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School Meals

School Meals

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A wide variety of hot and cold meals are available daily and eaten in the school hall. The School Meals Service operates a “Healthy Eating” policy, which is reflected in the menus offered and we often have special theme days. 

Parents can select from three choices per day using their Parent Pay account every half term and pay for these on there. No cash or cheques are accepted via the school office. 

Provision is made for children wishing to bring their own packed lunch to eat in the school hall. Please note that no glass bottles are allowed and we ask you not to include any fizzy drinks. Packed lunch boxes are stored in a designated area. This area is not refrigerated so please consider the contents carefully. At present we have no cool or refrigerated storage areas available to facilitate this.

Free School Meals

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Free School Meals are provided for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 or to children of parents in receipt of Income Support, Income Based Job-Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit if not entitled to Working Tax Credit.

Free school meals are offered to children of families who are in receipt of:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income based)
  • Support under par t VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit and are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, does not exceed £16,190 (April 10 figure).

The Government does not allow us to recognise any other benefit other than those mentioned above.

How to apply

To apply, complete an application form (downloadable from HERE) or simply ring your local Area Education Office with details of your name, date of birth and National Insurance number and an immediate on-line decision can be given. (see contacts tab below for phone numbers)

You do not need to re-apply annually, your children will continue to receive free school meals unless you cease to be entitled, and the Council will let you know should that arise.

Contact details for your local area:
Area Education Office South, Pupil Access Team,
JOINT DIVISIONAL OFFICES EAST CLIFF,
PRESTON, PR1 3JT
01772 532253