School Meals

Carr Head’s school dinners are all cooked fresh, on site, by the school’s catering team. We provide healthy and tasty meals for everyone. If your child has a dietary need, please contact the school office.

School dinners cost £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week) and are payable by using ParentPay.

ParentPay is a secure online payment system. The school office will provide the details you need to set up an account. We ask that meals are paid for promptly.

School Meals for Reception to Year 2 children are free. This is part of the Government initiative to provide all school children with a healthy meal.


Free School Meal Application

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

    • Universal Credit with a household income of less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
    • Income-Based Jobseekers’ Allowance
    • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Child Tax Credit, not entitled to Working Tax Credit and household income less than £16,190
    • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
    • Income Support
    • Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ – the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you finish work

    If your child is currently eligible for free school meals, that eligibility will be protected until Universal Credit is introduced (expected March 2022) even if your circumstances change. If your child is still in education on this date, they will be eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they are in.

    If you have a younger child starting school in September and you are no longer eligible, they will not be protected because this would be a new claim.

Please find more details below – an application form is available from the school office: