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 offer.  Parents are able to opt out of this and provide a packed lunch for their child. School meals can be purchased for children in Y3 to Y6 if parents would like this for their child. Packed lunches may be brought if preferred

All of our school meals are provided by Sefton Catering Service kitchen. The menus for school meals operate on a three weekly cycle. The cost of a school meal is currently £2.30 per meal. 

We use an online ordering system for school meals called 'SCHOOL GRID'. This system allows parents to set up an account for their child, input any necessary food allergies or intolerances, pre-order their child's meal and for those children in the juniors - pay online. Parents can block order their child's meal or order on a daily basis. This ensures parents know what their child is eating and decisions can be made together. The system is very easy to use and its flexibility allows children to swap between packed lunches and school meals whenever they choose.To obtain a log in for SCHOOL GRID, please contact the school office. 



To view the menus and pre-order lunch choices, please click on the logo below:

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Who is entitiled to Free School Meals?


You may be eligable for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child tax credit only with an income of less than £16,190
  • Pension credit – Guarantee credit.
  • Working Tax Credit run on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less that £7400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals. 

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they'll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling they're in on 31 March 2023. 

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You can also call into the school office for more advice and support. 

If you think you meet any of the above eligibility criteria you can apply for free school meals by contacting the Sefton School Admissions and Pupil Support team on 0151 934 3456.

If you are entitled to free school meals this will also provide other opportunities for your child as the school will automatically be entitled to claim Pupil Premium funding which is used by the school to support their learning. 

For more information about free school meals in Sefton please click on this link to visit the Sefton website.  




Northway Community Primary School
Dodds Lane,
Merseyside L31 9AA
Main Contact: Mrs C Booth
SEN Contact: Mrs L Sumner