School Meals


Healthy Eating

We have achieved Healthy Schools Status; an important part of this is the encouragement of healthy eating at Ladybridge.

At morning break, KS1 children are provided with a healthy snack of fresh fruit or vegetables. For KS2 children, a healthy snack can be ordered and paid for annually, or they can bring their own.

For lunch, children can either purchase a school dinner or bring a packed lunch. All children in KS1 are provided with a free meal under a new government initiative.  Advice on providing a healthy packed lunch or information about the healthy school dinners can be obtained from school or follow this link http://www.publications.bolton.gov.uk/schoolmeals/

It is important that pupils stay hydrated throughout the day, as this, we feel, helps them to concentrate, stay alert and focused. Children are encouraged to bring a bottle of water to school, which they can access at any time. 

Please click the document link below to see the current menu. For allergen information (see below for nut/peanut allergy/intoleranc information), please click here.

School Dinner Menu to October 2017

Menu to October 2017          Updated: 14/06/2017     (672 KB)

School Meals for Pupils with a Nut and Peanut Allergy/Intolerance

If your child is allergic or intolerant to nuts/peanuts, they can enjoy school lunches. However, you should be aware that while School Meals do not knowingly use peanuts, nuts or peanut based products in the provision of school meals, it cannot be guaranteed that food provided at lunchtime is completely free from nuts and peanuts.

To arrange school lunches for a child with a nut/peanut allergy, a letter is required as confirmation of the allergy/intolerance from a suitable medical practitioner. A disclaimer must also be completed; please contact the school office for further information.

KS1 Parents - Universal Infant Free School Meals

The government is funding (subject to change according to Government policy) school meals for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Therefore, there is currently no charge for meals in KS1.

All Parents - Statutory Free School Meals

Parents of pupils who are eligible for statutory free school meals should continue to claim in the normal way – call 01204 331590 or visit the website at www.bolton.gov.uk for more information. Please note that your child receives extra funding (called Pupil Premium Grant) for educational needs if they are registered as receiving statutory free school meals. Therefore, we urge all parents to claim this allowance if you think that you are entitled to it. This includes parents in KS1 whose child is taking universal infant free school meals and meets the requirements for statutory free school meals. If you need further clarification on any of the above, please contact the school office.

The school will still be entitled to extra funding for your child but will not receive it unless you claim for it.