Free School Meal vouchers during COVID19 Lockdown
Parents in receipt of Free School Meals have been getting vouchers every week from the Government scheme run by Edenred. The scheme is continuing throughout the summer break, so families will have received a ‘lump sum’ for the full value. To redeem your eCode and turn it into a voucher for your chosen supermarket, visit www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk and follow the instructions on screen.
Dinners & Free School Meal Information
At Lowerplace School we offer a wonderful varied menu, prepared lovingly by our Catering Team.
Below you can see and print off an example of our menu, which runs on a 4 week cycle.
For children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, their school meal is free of charge under the Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme.
For children in Years 3 – 6, dinners cost £11.50 per week and we request that parents pay in advance. The school office cannot accept cash payments, but you can easily sign up for a SIMS Pay account to pay online. If you prefer not to make online payments, the school office can print a barcode for you to make cash or card payments at the Post Office or any Paypoint shop. Please contact the office for more information.
If you would like your child to switch from Packed Lunches to School Meals, or from School Meals to Packed Lunches, you must speak to a member of staff in the School Office (not your child’s teacher) and give us notice by 3:30pm on Thursday the week before you would like to swap, so we can adjust the number of meals the school kitchen is making.
If you would like to pay for school dinners for a whole half-term, the amounts for the 2020-21 school year are shown below:
Autumn 1 – £85.10 (37 days)
Autumn 2 – £78.20 (34 days)
Spring 1 – £66.70 (29 days)
Spring 2 – £66.70 (29 days)
Summer 1 – £64.40 (28 days)
Summer 2 – £75.90 (33 days)