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School Meals

Here at Liden Academy we prepare delicious, nourishing hot and cold meals here in our
own kitchen.

All our meals meet the school meals healthy eating standards to ensure that that children have healthy diets. We take a balanced approach to child nutrition – that’s why you will find chips and traditional school puddings on our menu, as well as the healthy items. A vegetarian option is offered every day as well as a filled jacket potato as an alternative choice. Additional bread and salad is available daily and fresh fruit or yoghurt are always available as an alternative dessert.

We are continually looking for ways to improve the service we offer and would welcome any comments or suggestions that you have regarding our school meal service. Please email them
to [email protected] .

school meals

Food Hygiene Rating

Our kitchen and catering facilities are regularly inspected by the Food Standards Agency. Following the last, unannounced inspection in February 2020 we were awarded a 5* rating.

Please click on the link below to view our current menus:

Lunch Menus – 2020/2021 (document coming soon)

All meals are booked through ParentPay. If you’re not already registered, please contact the office, [email protected] who will provide you with your personalised login details for ParentPay. For more information on ParentPay, along with guidance on using their website, please look at the ParentPay page here.

Please note that even if your child is entitled to free school meals, you will still need to book your meals on the ParentPay system in order for a meal to be prepared for your child.

School Meal Costs

All children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to a free school meal. For all children in all other years, including nursery there is a charge of £2.20 for children in Y3 to Y6 and £1.50 for nursery age children.

Free School Meals

You may be entitled to free school meals if you are in receipt of certain benefits. These include:-

  • 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 (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).

Even if your child is in KS1, please apply as the school receives additional funding (Pupil Premium Grant) for every child entitled to income related free school meals. You can ask at the school office for a form, or you can apply online here.

Children who receive the Pupil Premium Grant are also entitled to free milk every day. If you wish your child to have this milk, please let us know in the school office.


Reception, Y1 and Y2 receive daily fruit from the government scheme – there is no need to send in anything else.

Years 3 – 6 Please bring in a piece of fruit or a cereal bar only. No sweets, chocolate, crisps or nuts.


Milk is provided free of charge to all children under 5. Children over 5 can sign up to the CoolMilk scheme where the parent will pay just £15 per term to get their children milk every day. You can sign up by clicking on this link. Milk is offered free to all children who receive free school meals. Please ask at the school office for details.