School Meals / Free Meals

We provide our pupils with a range of meals to suit all preferences and tastes. If your child wishes to change to a school meal, please give the school office 2 weeks notice.

Please complete your child's dinner choices online via School Comms.

School meals cost £2.45 per day, £12.25 per week.
All dinner money should be paid online using School Gateway.

Free School Meals / Pupil Premium
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be offered a universal free school meal.

Families who receive any of the qualifying benefits listed below should make an application for free school meals, even if your child is eligible for a universal free school meal or you choose to provide a meal from home. If your child is eligible for benefit related free school meals, they will remain eligible until Y6.

  • Universal Credit (with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400)
  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee Element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit Run-On (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

School will also receive additional funding if you are in receipt of a qualifying award listed above.  It is therefore important that you claim free school meals and the pupil premium even if your child does not wish to take a school meal or your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and already receives an infant free school meal.

St Helens residents apply on St Helens Council's website
Knowsley residents apply on Knowsley Council's website.

Contact Us

Eccleston Mere Primary School

Saleswood Avenue, Eccleston,
St Helens, Merseyside WA10 5NX
Tel: 01744 734829


Mr Ryan Mugan (Head Teacher)
Mrs Amanda Noblett (SENCO)
General Enquiries - Mrs Barrow (Office Manager)

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