Our Lady and St Swithin's

Catholic Primary School

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Love, Live and Learn

School Meals

Our school meals are cooked on the premises by catering staff from Absolutely Catering.  The kitchen staff are Mrs Reed (cook), Mrs Campbell and Miss Chiocci.  They deliver a very high standard of service to our children and have achieved the 5 Star, Outstanding Healthy Schools Award from the Liverpool City Council Environmental Health Team.


The children really enjoy freshly prepared hot meals, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and desserts however, they can still bring a packed lunch from home but we do ask for at least one week’s notice if children are going to change from one to the other.


Ever wonder what your child has had for dinner?  Can they not remember?  Check out the menus below to find out for yourself.  Each day the children have a choice of hot and cold meals which operate on a 4 week cycle.  They are encouraged to try new things but leave something if they dislike it.  We also offer a daily vegetarian choice and through consultation can cater for pupils who require specific diets e.g. those with nut allergies.  Occasionally the menu can be subject to change depending on deliveries.


Open the link below for School menus.


If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals please complete the FSM application opening the link below and return to school.  If you need any help please contact the school office.  If you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support there is no need to complete the form as the school awards section should automatically update your details to include free school meals for your child(ren).


All children from Reception to Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals regardless of your income.  For children in Y3 to Y6 a school lunch is £1.80 per day, £9.00 per week.  Dinner money should be sent into school each Monday in an envelope clearly stating your child's name and class.


We strongly encourage parents of all our children to apply for free school meals if you feel you qualify even those in Reception to Y2 who are entitled to the Universal Free School Meals, because not only does this help you and your child, it also helps the school by bringing in additional funding to support the children's learning, via the Pupil Premium.


Children are supervised during meals and on the playground by our lunchtime supervisors and teaching assistants who actively join in games and are all first aid trained.