At Little Digmoor we are extremely proud to own our kitchen. This means that we can determine our own menus and suppliers. We are passionate about providing children with a healthy and balanced diet. We believe this is evident in our new menu, which you can find a copy of by clicking on the tab at the bottom of this page. Our menu works on a 3 week rotation.

Currently, the price for our school lunches are £2.20, per child per day. This can be paid directly into our school bank account at the start of each week. Please contact Ms Mulligan in the office for more information on how to do this.

Free School Meals

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals. If you receive certain benefits, your child / children may also be entitled to free school meals. Please get in touch if you have any queries regarding this.

Who is entitled to free school meals?

All pupils in reception, year one or year two in primary schools are entitled to free school meals.

If your child is in Nursery or years three and above, they may be eligible for free school meals if you receive:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR)
  • Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance (IB-JSA)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run on'- the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

How to claim

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
If your child is starting reception, year one or year two in September 2023 you do not need to apply for free school meals.  Please note that children’s free school meals will stop at the end of year two, unless you receive one of the above qualifying benefits. 

Children in Nursery or years three and above (and to register for pupil premium)
If you have not claimed for free school meals previously, you will need to ring the West Lancashire area office on 01772 532 109. Please note that it must be the person claiming the benefit that rings. You will need to provide your name, date of birth and national insurance number.  If you are entitled to free school meals, you will be informed immediately over the telephone.

Once your application has been granted for free school meals or pupil premium you never need to complete another application.

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