If your child is attending school full-time they will be staying for lunch-time. Please ensure you make arrangements for their lunches.
Paid school meals
At Larkswood we collect dinner money using ParentPay. We do not take dinner money at the school office. You can pay online or at shops with the PayPoint sign.
Once your child starts attending school full-time you will receive a letter which will include a username and password for online payments and a barcode for shop payments. School meal accounts must be in credit for your child to receive a school meal and so you must as a matter of urgency make the necessary payments.
We would like to remind you that we ask for all school service (school meals, LEAP After School/Breakfast Club or Nursery provision) balances to be kept in credit at all times. If debts are incurred, this impacts the school budget, which in turn means that money we should be spending on the children’s education has to be allocated elsewhere.
ParentPay accounts for school services that remain in arrears will result in the immediate suspension of the service by the school until full payment is received. Please provide a packed lunch as we will not provide a school meal to your child.
ParentPay accounts will be reviewed weekly and failure to clear any unpaid amounts will result in the service not being available to your child/ren.
Online payments take 24hours to show on the account, shop payments take 3 days, so please allow for this when arranging payments.
Please see our ParentPay FAQs page for more information.
We all want to help our children stay healthy and happy as they grow up. Here at Larkswood we want to help children lead a healthy lifestyle by offering healthy food choices at lunchtime. You can find out much more about healthy eating at the Children’s Food Trust website.
Free school meals
If you are in receipt of Income Support or Jobseeker’s Allowance you may be entitled to apply for Free School Meals for your child. Please complete the Free School Meals application form. This process needs to be completed before your child is due to start attending school.
Please note that we are unable to provide your child with a free school meal until we have received written confirmation from the Local Authority.
In 2013 the Government introduced the universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) grant, which enables schools to provide free school meals to all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2.