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School Meals & Eligibility for Free School Meals

We are fortunate to be able to provide hot lunches, which are provided by a local company called Food4Thought, they are based at Whites Wood Academy, in Gainsborough. The charge for a school meal is £2.30 per day. Please make cheques payable to Blyton cum Laughton School. Your child will receive a weekly menu and payment slip every Monday afternoon and it must be returned to school by the Wednesday of that week. A vegetarian option is always available or a jacket potato with a choice of toppings.


“I love school dinners! There are good selections.”


Alternatively, your child may bring a packed lunch to school. Your co-operation is requested to ensure children do not bring in excessive amounts of crisps. Chocolate bars and sweets are not allowed. Packed lunches should be such that they provide a healthy balanced meal.


In the interests of safety, drinks should be in plastic containers. Please do not send fizzy drinks.


Free School Meals


You may also be eligible for free school meals.  Please see the link below.


Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of the following:

  • 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Children who receive any of the qualifying benefits listed above in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals. All pupils who do not qualify for free school lunches must be charged the same amount for the same quantity of the same item.



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