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Our Lady & St. Gerard's

R.C. Primary School

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Lunch Menu

School Meals

The school kitchen is run by Lancashire County Commercial Services. The meals are all prepared on site using only high quality ingredients and represent excellent value for money; as such we encourage as many children as possible to take a lunchtime meal. 


The menu is on a 3 week rota and has a choice of a hot meal of the day,  jacket potato or sandwich with various fillings. All school meals are booked via your ParentPay account and must be booked and paid for at least a week in advance.


Your child may choose to bring a packed lunch but we encourage all children to bring healthy food for their lunch.


For Key Stage 2 children school meals will cost £2.35 a day. 

Although children in Key Stage 1 will receive a free school meal through the Universal Free School Meals system, we still encourage any parent who thinks that they may be entitled to economic free school meals or Pupil Premium, to check your eligibility via the website. 


To find additional information about whether your child is entitled to free school meals please the logo below.



Break Time Snacks

We are a healthy school and as such we encourage healthy eating.  Key Stage 1 children are provided with a piece of fruit and Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to bring fruit from home.  No crisps, chocolate or sweets are allowed at break times.



We encourage all children to drink water during the school day as research shows that it improves mental performance and increases concentration and attention span.  Water bottles may be brought into school and children may refill their water bottles from the sinks in each classroom during the day.


Free School Meals

How to claim:


Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all qualify for a free school meal worth up to £418 per year, per child; you do not need to apply for this, simply contact your child's primary school.


Year 3 and above

For school pupils in Year 3 and above they could qualify for a free school meal if you receive:

  • 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)


To apply, simply ring your Area Education Office on 0300 123 6701. You will be required to provide your:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • National Insurance Number


You may also apply by completing the application form, or by applying online.


For more information please visit

Food Allergies

Lancashire Catering are happy to accommodate medical or cultural diets wherever possible.

Please let us know if your child has been prescribed a medical diet and Lancshire Catering will liaise with the school and dietician where appropriate.

For more in formation on allergies please view the following websites by clicking on the link buttons.



Healthy Food Games and Resources

Please click the logos to play games and find more information about healthy eating.