School Meals are provided by Manchester Fayre. Please click HERE to visit their website. There is lots of useful information contained in their website. There is also the Policy on Medical Diets in Schools, which we would recommend you read if you have a child who has to be on a special diet. During the school year there will be a number of ‘themed’ meal day, when children who are normally on packed lunches will be invited to take part in these meals. You will be informed by letter when these days are taking place.
School Meals cost £2.40 per day which amounts to £12.00 per week. Parents/Carers must book and pay for meals in advance via the website www.parentpay.com. If you do not already have a log in please contact the School office.
Please note when paying in advance will be automatically credited if your child is off on any day.
There is a ‘VIP Table’ every Friday in the Dining Room. Lunchtime Organisers will nominate children on a weekly basis to sit at the VIP Table with Mrs Gordon. It is a very special time for children who along with Mrs Gordon wear party hats. All children will sit on the VIP Table in a rolling programme.
Currently, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals.
To check if you are entitled to free school meals and your child is not in these classes, check below the information relevant to children attending Holy Name School. If after reading the information you qualify for Free School Meals, please go to the office with proof of entitlement and complete the Revenue and Benefits Form. Free School Meals can not be provided without proof of entitlement.
Free School Meals
To get free school meals from the Benefits Service, the parent must be responsible for that child, for example, receiving Child Benefit for them. The parent must also get:
- Income Support; or
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance; or
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance; or
- the guaranteed part of Pension Credit;
- Universal Credit (from 2014 details of this qualifying income may change) or
- Child Tax Credit (CTC ) as long as you don’t get Working Tax Credit or an amount for childcare paid with your CTC. HM Revenue and Customs must also have worked out your househould income as £16,190 a year or less. This income limit will be used until April 2014 but may go up in future years. or
- You can also get free school meals, if you are entitled to a Working Tax Credit run-on payment for four weeks after stopping work or reducing working hours to under 16 hours a week.
If you are a parent wanting to apply for free school meals please see Free School Meals and Secondary School Clothing Grants – How to claim.
Foster children cannot have free school meals even if the foster parent is getting any of the above. Foster parents receive an allowance for looking after the child from Children’s Services.
Children who go to school in Manchester but live elsewhere get free school meals from the council where they live. Parents should apply to their local council.
Children of asylum seekers have different arrangements for claiming free school meals.