School Meal Information

Evolve - Online Meal Ordering and Payment System

We use the Evolve electronic system in school which allows parents / carers and children to choose their meal options at home. It is quick and easy to register an account with easy access from a mobile phone, PC or tablet.

The system allows parents see how dishes are made, which ingredients are used, and nutrition and allergy content before placing an order and allows parents control of allergy and dietary information. This helps our kitchen staff to ensure that children get the dish of their choice and in line with their needs. 

All school meals must be ordered and paid for through this system.

Click the logo below to access the Evolve website. 

At present, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will automatically receive a Universal Free School Meal and part of the Government's initiative. However; if you are currently claiming one of the eligible benefits, or your household income is below the Government's threshold, then it is extremely important that you still complete an application form so that we may receive funding from the Pupil Premium, which is used to support your child's education.

 

You will be entitled to apply for free school meals and/or pupil premium for your child if you or your partner receive one or more of the following benefits: 

  • Universal Credit (your child will only be eligible for free schools meals under Universal Credit if you and your partner have net earned income of less than £7,400 per year (assessed from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • The guaranteed part of State Pension Credit 
  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 
  • Child Tax Credit (providing you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by the Inland Revenue) 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

 

If you feel that your child is entitled to free school meals use this link to apply: https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Benefit-Grants/Free-school-meals.aspx 

 

School meals are currently charged at £11.75 per week (£2.35 per day) and can be taken for a full week or Friday only (for children on packed lunches for the rest of the week).

 

We are fortunate enough to have access to fantastic up-to-date kitchen facilities. As a school, we work closely with Metro Fresh and Mrs Smith, our Cook in charge, to devise a school meal menu which best suits the needs of our children. Each day we have at least 2 hot options alongside a sandwich option. 

Dietary requirements

If your child has any food allergies or requires a special diet please contact us so we can arrange a meeting with Mrs Smith, our Cook in charge, to look at how these needs can be accommodated within school.  Please click below to see our information relating to allergens -

Allergen information