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01946 372656

Emergency Mobile:
07872 181619


Postal Address:
Lowca Community School,
CA28 6QS.

School meals

Currently the school has had to amend our school meals arrangements due to circumstances beyond our control.  However we have arranged to buy in the meal service from Orian, the menus can be viewed in the link below:

adobeOrian Dinner Menus


The school prepares a selection of home-made meals, where possible from locally sourced fresh ingredients. You can purchase a school meal for £2.00 per meal or £10.00 per week, cheques for school meals are now paid directly to Cumbria County Council and not to the school.  Your child can choose dinners from the weekly plans below and have packed lunch some days and cooked dinner on the days their favourites are on the menu.

Jim Kitchen  Xmas Dinner 4

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

All the staff take great pride in all aspects of the kitchen environment and food preparation.  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.