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School Dinners & Parent Pay


School Dinners


The cost of school dinners from September 2020 will be £12.00 per week (£2.40 per meal). The children are offered a "choice menu".


The cost from 3rd September 2020 - 22nd October 2020 will be £88.80.



If you would like to see a copy of our healthy menus, please click on the link below...

Children may bring a packed lunch. We advise that this contains only one "treat", (for
example a typical lunch box might contain a chocolate biscuit or a packet of crisps,
but not both). Please do not allow children to bring fizzy drinks (these spill easily and
make a mess as well as being full of sugar), or breakable containers.

Free School Meals (FSM)


You maybe entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

●        Income Support

●        Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance

●        support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

●        the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

●        Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and you have

          an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

●        Working Tax Credit run-on

●        Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding



To see if you are eligible and to apply for FSM then please log onto and fill in a short online application form.  You need to add each of your children separately on the form.  The online application form can be completed by any parent just to check if you meet the eligibility criteria as the results are instant.


If your child would prefer to bring a packed lunch but you think you may be eligible for FSM then still please apply as this will increase the schools pupil premium funding.


Please see Mrs. Kukalowicz-Booth in the school office or contact her on 0161-912-5005 if you have any queries regarding applying for Free School Meals. 



In an attempt to remove all cash and cheques from school we are asking parents and carers to use our e-payment method to pay for dinner money.  This can be done online using a very secure website called ParentPay.


What does ParentPay do?

      ●enables you to pay for dinner money

      ●offers a highly secure payment site

      ●gives you a history of all payments you have made

      ●allows the merging of accounts if you have more than one child at school

      ●shows you all items available for payment relevant to each of your children

      ●emails a receipt of your payment to the email address you register


How does ParentPay help you?

      ●gives you the freedom to make payments to school whenever and wherever you like

      ●stops you having to write cheques or search for cash to send to school

      ●gives you peace of mind that your payment has been made safely and securely

      ●helps with budgeting; payments are immediate, there is no waiting for cheques to


      ●ParentPay is quick and easy to use


How does ParentPay help our school?

      ●reduces the administrative time spend on banking procedures

      ●keeps accurate records of payments made to every service for every student

      ●payments do not bounce

      ●reduces paper ‘waste’

      ●allows for easy and quick refunds to be made

      ●improves communication between the school and parents concerning payments

      ●offers a more efficient payment collection process, reducing the amount of

        money held on school premises


How do I get started?

We will send you an activation letter to enable you to setup your ParentPay account.  The activation letter will contain a personal activation username and password to enable you to login to ParentPay.  During the activation process you will be guided through changing your username and password to something more memorable; you can also merge your accounts if you have more than one child at Victoria Park Junior School.


More Information

More information can be found on the ParentPay website, alternatively contact the school on  Tel : 912 5005.

How else can we use Parent Pay?

Since 2nd April 2015, we have been using Parent Pay as a way that we communicate with you instead of sending text messages. We use this service for messages and reminders, not to replace the letters we send.


In order for this to happen we need you to check the information we hold is correct.  The text message will only go to the first contact detailed on our data information sheet if there is a mobile phone number listed.  Unless we hear from you, we will assume the numbers we have listed are correct. 


If you have recently changed or upgraded your mobile phone, please ensure we have you new number.


Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesistate to contact us.