Contact Us

Telephone:
01946 372656

Emergency Mobile:
07872 181619

Email:
admin@lowca.cumbria.sch.uk
head@lowca.cumbria.sch.uk

Postal Address:
Lowca Community School,
Lowca,
Whitehaven,
CA28 6QS.

 

Please click on the link below to view our healthy eating policy.

Lowca Community School Healthy Eating Policy

School meals                                                                          SEPTEMBER 2020 UPDATE- due to restrictions around Covid19 we are only able to offer a limited menu at the moment, offering a choice of baked potato with cheese or tuna, a packed lunch consisting of sandwich with choice of cheese, tuna or ham filling and  a sausage roll and a piece of fresh fruit.

We have our school lunches prepared offsite and they are delivered to us  fresh every day from Bransty School . This is arranged through Orian , and payment for the lunches is also made through their Lunshshop site , for which you will be given an access code. You are able to order meals up to three weeks in advance, and you can make amendments on the day up to 9.30 am , which is the cut off time. If you forget to order your meal you will be contacted and requested to bring up a packed  lunch for your child, and this may not come to light until the lunch break begins, which will result in your child having to wait for their meal. At present, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided free meals paid for by the government.   We encourage all infant children to partake of the free school meals arrangement.

You can purchase a school meal for £2.30 per meal or £11.50 per week. If your child is a junior and not entitled to free school meals, they have the option to  choose dinners from the menu on the days that they like,  and bring a  packed lunch on the other days. As long as their choice  is ordered or changed by 9.30am on the day , they have the flexibility to choose.

These are the menus for Spring term 2020:

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) give you information about the hygiene standards in the school. The scheme is run by the local authority in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.

Our school is given a ‘hygiene rating’ when it is inspected by a food safety officer from the local authority. The hygiene rating shows how closely the school is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law.

Each inspection checks the following criteria:

  • how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • the condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • how the school  manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe

Here is our latest food standards agency inspection rating:

 

Food Standards logoLowca Community Schools FSA Rating

Free school meals

If you are out of work for even a short period of time you may be eligible for free school meals. You would also then qualify for other help such as with a uniform grant.  Taking up this entitlement benefits your child in other ways too.  For seven years following the period they receive free school meals your child’s school receives an additional package of money to help and stretch your child according to their needs.  Please find out more about how this pupil premium is typically used on the pupil premium page on our website. To find out more about free school meals please click on the link below:

adobeFree School Meals Criteria

Alternatively ask in the school office for a chat with our administrator or Mrs Crawford, which would of course be confidential. This grant is such a wonderful benefit that it seems wrong not to claim it for your family.