XII Apostles RCPS School Meals

Lunch Time and School Dinners

Lunch time is 12.00 noon until 1.15pm in the infants and 12.00noon to 1.00pm for juniors.

As from September 2014 all infant children are entitled to a free school meal. The Government are funding this initiative in order to provide a healthy, nutritious meal for all children at lunchtime with the aim of improving academic attainment and saving families money following the Department of education’s recent review of school food.

Free school Meals

However if your child is in KS 1 or KS 2 and they are entitled to a free school meal through the qualifying criteria below it is important that you still register your entitlement in order for schools to receive the pupil premium funding. This money is used to provide support and resources for children in school.

Your child may be entitled to receive free school meals if you are entitled to receive one 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 guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190

To make sure your child doesn’t miss out contact Mrs McDonald in the school office.

To find out more go directly to

postal address;

Citizen Support Services, Wigan Council
Civic Centre, Millgate, Wigan, WN3 1AZ

You can visit us at;

Wigan Life Centre, located at The Wiend, Wigan. WN1 1NH.
Or at any of our other Life Centres in Atherton, Ince, Leigh, Marsh Green or Platt Bridge.

Wigan Life Centre is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturdays. For opening times of our other Life Centres go to www.wigan.gov.uk/wiganlife

Phone: 01942 828644
E-mail: benefits@wigan.gov.uk

School Dinners for Junior Children

If your child is in the juniors and you may choose for them to have a school dinner. This costs £2.00 per day if you are not entitled to a free school meals and you are asked to pay for the full week every Monday (£10.00). Please send money into school with your child in an envelope with their name and amount clearly marked. Unfortunately in line with the school meals policy, school is not able to provide a school dinner where payment is not forthcoming or authorisation for free school meals has not been received.

School Meals Menu September 2018

The meals are cooked on the premises and are excellent well balanced value for the price. A sample menu is attached. Our cook Dorothy is very accommodating and if your child prefers a sandwich Dorothy our cook, is happy to provide this as an alternative to a cooked meal. Last year we refurbished our Kitchen and serving area to make it easier for the children to select their preferences from the choices available and this year we have included a separate bar for cold food selection.

If your child is in the juniors they may choose to have a packed lunch brought from home. Please ensure that this is kept is a sealed lunch box container with a small ice –pack and that this is a balanced and nutritious meal. Cans and bottles are not allowed. For more information on healthy lunch boxes please click the following.

School packed lunches - Live Well - NHS Choices

School Food Trust - Children & young people - FAQ - Packed lunch FAQs

If you wish for your child to go home for dinner you must come up to school to collect him or her at 12.00 noon and return your child for 1.10pm.

Please click below for more information on the school food Plan that has been produced by Wigan Council MetroFresh ; the schools contractor for school meals.

Wigan Council Metro Fresh Food Plan

School Children eating their school meals School children getting and eatting their school meal Picture of the school dinner lady