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Blackpool Catering- School Lunch Menus

Blackpool Catering cooks healthy school lunches, on site, for Holy Family Pupils.  Menus are planned to meet not only  current legislation but also take into consideration food choices of the children.  Meals are planned on a 3 week rotation. All children are encouraged to eat the hot meal of the day but in KS2, children can occasionally choose a jacket potato or a sandwich instead.  A salad/ fruit bar and bread  are  available each day.

Hot school meals menu.pdf

Free School Meals

Free School Meals Explained!

All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal (often referred to as UFSM).

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be entitled to Free School Meals (FSM). Confusing hey! The difference is that if you are entitled to FSM there are other means of support that you can tap into. Once you are in receipt of benefits related Free School Meals your child’s school will receive additional funding (Pupil Premium) to help and support you through your child’s education. The school will also receive extra support to deliver a fully inclusive and accessible education for all of our pupils.

You can apply for Free School Meals at any time while your child is at Holy Family.

For example:

If you apply and are entitled to Free School Meals in Reception class the funding is there to support you for your child’s entire time at Holy Family. If you become eligible in year 5 then the Pupil Premium funding goes with you to secondary school.

How can Pupil Premium funding help me?

Pupil Premium funding is used at the schools discretion to support children, each situation is assessed individually but examples of the support available are listed below:

  • Help with before and after school childcare
  • Before and after school sports and activities
  • Support with payment for trips if receiving FSM
  • Additional tuition
  • Help with school uniform
  • Holiday clubs
  • Music lessons subsidy
  • Counselling support and play therapy


Is my child eligible?

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:


If you are eligible for benefits-related free school meals in accordance with the above criteria, and your child is also receiving Universal Infant Free School Meals, please still apply. This will enable your child's school to claim valuable 'pupil premium' funding.


If either parent works within the armed forces or if a child is looked after from care they may also be eligible for benefits. Documentation will need to be provided in these instances.


How do I apply?

You can apply for Free School Meals on line via Blackpool County Council. You will need to complete a simple form and then await the response.


If your child comes under and of the categories below you might also be entitled to Pupil Premium support:

  • Children of those employed in the Armed Services
  • Children adopted from care

Please get in touch with the school office to find out how to apply and what support is offered on 01253 3544969 or email admin@holy-family.blackpool.sch.uk

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