School Meals



As I am sure you are aware school food has never been better than at present. New Government guidelines ensure that every meal served now contains one third of the recommended daily intake of important nutrients your child needs at lunchtime.

All meals are prepared by our skilled and qualified staff, we are very proud of the high standard of the meals and service they provide.

Your child’s health and happiness is important to us. We regularly consult the St Helens school children on their favourite foods, so you will be guaranteed there is always something on the menu that your child will enjoy.

 Yours faithfully

Grace Tatlock

Organisational & Development Officer School Meals


Through the Government funded Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) scheme, all children in  Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are offered a free school dinner regardless of financial background.

Every eligible family automatically provides £1455 per child every year they are at Lyme.  This Pupil Premium helps fund the hundreds of opportunities we offer our children during their time at our school. It also ensures every child is given the very best start in life by improving their academic outcomes and achievements. At Lyme it also helps pay for extra staff taking small groups for catch up and challenge interventions.

Your child will be eligible for this extra funding if you (or your partner) are in receipt of any of these:

  • 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 (but not Working Tax Credit) and your annual gross income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) is not more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run on' – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit and net earnings, from your last assessment period, is not more than £616.67 per month. (If your household's net earnings change each month then they should not exceed £1,233.34 in the last two consecutive months or £1,850 in the past 3 months).

It is SO important that you claim free school meals and the pupil premium even if your child does not want to have a school meal or your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and already receives a free school meal so that we receive as much funding as possible.

You only need to complete this form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at Lyme.     

Go to the St Helens Council page   to fill in the online form. It will take moments! Other than basic family details the only thing you need to know is your National Insurance number.

Lyme Community Primary, Lyme St, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9HD