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Ormskirk West End Primary School

From Tiny Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow

School Lunches

Five Star Food!

In our most recent hygiene inspection by West Lancashire Borough Council,  our school kitchen achieved
the highest possible rating of 5.


Congratulations to Mrs Trafford & Mrs Murrie who cook & serve our children with delicious, healthy,
hygienically prepared food every day.


Our rating is proudly displayed in the kitchen window alongside the daily menu.


School Lunches


Thanks to a Government Initiative, from September 2014 all pupils from Reception up to year 2 will
receive a daily meal free of charge.


Our kitchen prepares four, nutritionally balanced hot options every day. Portions are the right size for
young children and are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


As part of the School Food Plan the food based standards have now taken effect.
The standards are intended to ensure that children get the nutrition they need across the whole day and the main principles are:
• At least three different fruits and three different vegetables each week.
• A dessert containing at least 50% fruit two or more times each week.
• No more than two pastry items a week.
• No more than two days a week when a carbohydrate cooked in oil or fat is served (garlic bread, roast potatoes, chips, diced potatoes, hash brown & Yorkshire pudding)
• Oily fish once or more every three week.

Our cook will happily provide a cold lunch if your child does not wish to take any of the hot options.


Parents of pupils in years 3-6 must pay for meals in advance (currently £2.35per day/ £11.75 per week) by cash (in a sealed labelled envelope) or cheque (payable to Lancashire County Council) at the school office or online with a minimum payment of one week (£11.75).

Please contact Mrs Thornton to arrange on-line payments.


The current "Fresher Plus" menu is available from the rack outside the school office or
by clicking below below



More information about Lancashire School Catering Service, including the Primary School Menu, is available by clicking below.



Packed Lunches

Food and drink in packed lunches

  • The school will provide appropriate facilities for pupils eating packed lunches and ensure that free, fresh drinking water and/or milk is available at all times.
  • The school will work with parents to encourage packed lunches to meet the standards listed below.
  • As fridge space is not available, pupils are advised to bring packed lunches in insulated bags with freezer blocks where possible.
  • Wherever possible the school will enable pupils eating packed lunches and pupils eating school lunches to sit together.


Packed lunches should include:

  • at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.
  • meat, fish, eggs, or a non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, houmous, peanut butter) every day.
  • oily fish, such as tuna, at least once every three weeks.
  • a starchy food such as any type of bread (white or wholegrain rolls, pitta bread or wraps), pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or another cereal every day.
  • a dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard every day.
  • a drink of water, fruit juice or smoothie (maximum portion 150 mls), semi-skimmed, 1% fat or skimmed milk, yoghurt or another milk drink.


Packed lunches can occasionally include:

  • Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausages.
  • Cakes and biscuits, but encourage your child to eat these as part of a meal


Packed lunches should not include:

  • salty snacks such as crisps - instead include nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruit with no added salt, sugar or fat.
  • confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits, cereal bars, processed fruit bars and sweets.
  • sugary soft drinks, such as squash and fizzy drinks (even if labelled as ‘sugar-free’, ‘no-added sugar’ or ‘reduced sugar’ as these drinks can contribute to tooth decay and provide little nutritional value).


Free School Meals

Children in Year 3 and above may be entitled to receive free school meals & milk. You are urged to check your eligibility if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits as the school will also get extra funding to support your child (known as Pupil Premium).


Universal Credit with a household income of less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Income-Based Jobseekers' Allowance

Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance

Child Tax Credit, not entitled to Working Tax Credit and household income less than £16,190

Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Income Support

Working Tax Credit 'run on' – the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you finish work


You can make an application for Free School Meal via the Lancashire County Council Website below.