School Meals / Free School Meals
Our menu has been created after extensive research into student preferences, but is also nutritious and compliant with all government guidelines.
Click HERE for up-to-date details of our menu and price list, including our special diets procedure.
Cashless payments - lunch cards
The academy uses the ParentPay cashless system for canteen purchases. Parents can top up a student's lunch card via ParentPay by means of debit card, credit card or PayPoint card.
Replacement lunch cards can be ordered at the cost of £2.50 via ParentPay. Please note that we only monitor transactions each morning and will aim to produce a card the same day and have it delivered to the student. If a card has been ordered later in the day it will be picked up the following day. Please allow 48 hours before contacting us if your child has not yet received their replacement lunch card.
Free school meals
If you are receiving any of the following benefits your child could be eligible for Free School Meals, worth £2.33 per day:
- 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’re 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 for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, they will also be entitled to a uniform grant of £60 per school year. The Academy will also receive an extra £955 funding, which can be used for resources such as extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after-school activities.
Free School Meal applications should be made online, using this link: https://pps.lgfl.org.uk/.
If you have any difficulties accessing your account or with applying for Free School Meals,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further help.