School Meals

Children in Years R, 1 and 2 are entitled to a free school meal each day.

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 can have a choice of hot meal each day for £2.60.

Meal and Nursery Pricing from September 2023

Meal and Nursery Pricing from September 2024

‘Your School Meal’ project. The Trust have launch a competition where the children have the chance to plan their very own menu for school lunch. There are prizes up for grabs in the shape of book tokens, and the overall winner will win £750 for their school. Below is a photo of our winners from each class. An overall winner from Lifton will be chosen to go forward in to the whole Trust competition. We were delighted with all of the entries.

Free school meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 automatically get free school meals.  From Year 3 onwards, children whose parents are in receipt of any of the benefits below are entitled to free school meals.

All parents and guardians are encouraged to apply for free school meals when they enrol their child in school as this can help their child’s school to attract additional ‘pupil premium’ funding to support learning.  Please ensure that you register as this attracts additional money to our school which can have a great impact on the children’s learning. You may also qualify for help with costs towards school trips etc. If you do not register we do not get the extra funding in school.

If you receive any of the following benefits please register and apply via the Devon County Council Citizen Portal which will result in an instant decision.  If your application is successful please bring proof to the school office such as a screenshot or print out of the result. If you have any questions please contact the school office.

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBSJA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA)
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit,( provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – ( the payment you get for a further 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)