Usually, school meals are available and dinner money is collected every Monday. The current cost of school meals is £10.50 per week. This is due every Monday morning and should come to school in a named envelope with the correct amount inside. Parents can block pay if they wish to do so. Please contact the office to discuss this further. To find out what is on the menu this term, please download the menu below.  Information about free meals and application forms are available from school. However, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we are not able to offer hot meals to all pupils, only those pupils in infants and families who are in receipt of benefits-related free school meals. 

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for a Government funded free meal as part of the Universal Free School Meals Policy.From September 2014 all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children receive a free school meal in line with the government’s Universal Free School Meal policy. Parents are able to opt out of this and provide a packed lunch for their child. 

Sandwiches may be brought if preferred. We ask for two weeks’ notice to be given if a child wishes to change from school meals to sandwiches. 



As parents, you are no doubt concerned with your child's general health and diet. We do not permit children to eat chocolate or sweets at playtime or lunchtime. We are a healthy school and school council has spent a significant amount of time promoting healthy playtime snacks. Although we do not 'ban' the more unhealthy morning playtime snacks brought in by some children, rewards are in place for pupils who are making a healthier choice. 

Junior children do have access to a fruit stall run by the Fruit to Suit team, each morning playtime. Nursery and Infant children are also provided with a piece of fruit each afternoon, which is provided by the National Fruit in Schools Scheme.



We are a nut aware school. Please do not send your child with any nut based products into school at all – either in their lunch or as a snack. There are children across the school who have severe allergies and we must ensure their health and safety by all following this rule. If your child does bring in something containing nuts, they will be unable to eat it during the school day and it will be sent back home to you. Many thanks for your co-operation with this.

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Contact the School

Northway Primary School

Dodds Lane
L31 9AA

Main Contact: Mrs C Booth

Tel: 0151-526-2565
Fax: 0151-526-6303