School Meals

At Ysgol Glan Clwyd our school meals are outsourced and provided by Denbighshire School Meals Service.  Denbighshire is committed to healthy eating and works hard with schools to promote the health and welfare of pupils. More information is available on their website Denbighshire School Meals.

The school serves lunches on a cafeteria basis, with different prices for different meals and items.

How to pay for school meals

The school canteen does not use cash registers – instead the pupil selects their food from the servery and takes it to one of the tills, where a member of staff keys in what the pupil has selected and the amount is automatically debited from their account. The pupil is also able to view their account balance at the till. Pupils are identified by biometrics, through their fingerprint. You will have received information regarding this in their information pack at the start of year 7.

The easiest and safest way to pay school meals is to use ParentPay, by using this system you will be able to see what your child eats on a daily basis! Pupils are also able to put cash into their account by using the electronic Re-Evaluation Units, which is sited in the canteen. Please note that the kitchen won’t accept cheques.

Packed Lunches

Pupils are welcome to have packed lunches, but we encourage parents and pupils to make healthy choices.

Storing packed lunches

Keep it cool – avoid food poisoning.

Lunchboxes should be kept cool – ideally use an insulated lunch box with ice packs or a frozen carton of juice to keep it cool.  If sandwiches are prepared the night before, always store them in a fridge overnight.  Don’t forget to keep the packed lunch cool at school!

Free School Meals

Who can have free school meals?

You can claim free school meals for your child if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance; Income Based
  • Employment and Support Allowance; Income Related
  • Pension Credit; Guaranteed Credit
  • Child tax credit (but not working tax credit) with an annual income below £16,190
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Foster children are not eligible for free school meals. This is because foster parents already receive an allowance for looking after the child.

How do I claim free school meals?

To apply for free school meals, please complete the online application form, you will need to include evidence that you receive one of the benefits listed above. This can be either a recent letter from the Benefits Agency or Pension Service, or your latest Child Tax Credit notification letter from the Inland Revenue.

The following website has further information

Denbighshire Free School Meals