Liden Academy

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School Meal Information and Lunch Menus

Here at Liden Primary School we prepare delicious hot and cold nourishing meals in our
own kitchen.

All our meals are prepared to comply with nutritional guidelines, but we also believe that a
balanced approach to child nutrition is taken - that's why you will find chips and traditional
school puddings on our menu, as well as the healthy items.

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

Food Hygiene Rating

We are delighted to announce that our kitchen and catering facilities have been awarded a
5* Rating following an unannounced inspection by the Food Standards Agency. 

Liden Primary and Nursery School - Lunch Menus                            

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

Lunch Menus - 2021/2022

All meals are booked via the Parentpay system.  If not already registered, please contact the office who will provide you with a letter with your personalised login details for Parentpay.  For more information on Parentpay, along with guidance on using their website, please look at the Parentpay section located under the Parents tab on the website.

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 are entitled to a free school meal from Reception up to and including Year 2.  From Year 3 you would then need to pay for a school meal.  The cost per meal is £2.20 for School children, £1.50 for Nursery children. However, school children from Year 3 may be eligible to 
Free School Meals

Please click on the following link to see if you are entitled to to apply for free school meals:

Free School Meal Guidance Information

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

  • 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 though you child is automatically entitled to a free school meal up to Year 2, if you are entitled to free school meals through the above criteria you should still complete an application for them as there are other things that your child would be entitled to at school as well such as reduction in school trip costs, etc.

Click here to check and apply via the government website.

Alternatively, please contact Mrs Street in the school office if you require more information.