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School Meal Costs, Free School Meals & Payments

School Meal Dates & Costs (if not eligible for Free School Meals or UIFSM) - £2.20 per day

Term Dates Days Total


06 Sept 23 to 20 Oct 23




31 Nov 23 to 22 Dec 23




09 Jan 24 to 16 Feb 24




26 Feb 24 to 29 Mar 24




15 Apr 24 to 24 May 24




04 Jun 24 to 23 Jul 24


  Totals 190 £418

We have increased our prices in September 2023 for the first time since we took over operation of the kitchen in September 2013.

We do our best to accommodate any child for school meals when difficult family circumstances arise and we will strive to ensure that a “packed lunch” child receives a school meal should there be a problem on a particular day. You will still be required to pay for the meal(s).

Your child may be eligible for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of benefits. Please visit to complete the short application. 

Paying for meals

Child is in Cost of school meal per day
Foundation 2 [F2], Year 1 or Year 2 £ Free
Year 3, 4, 5 or 6 AND child registered with Wirral Borough Council for Free School Meals £ Free
Year 3, 4, 5 or 6 AND child not registered for Free School Meals £2.20

We accept payments using an online service called ParentPay. This is a nationwide and established service used by many schools. If you are not registered you will need to do so and you can obtain login details from the school office. Every child at Mount Primary has an "account" linked to their name within ParentPay as the service is used for other activities such as our Lighthouse Club and school trips. We expect meals to be paid for in advance.  If your ParentPay account goes into arrears, you will be contacted to clear the debt.  If debts are not cleared, you will need to provide a packed lunch for your child.  Please see debt policy for further information.

Cash Payments – we do not accept cash payment for meals in school but you can still pay by cash at local stores that have a PayPoint facility. To do this you will need to ask school for a payment card.  We will arrange for a card to be made (which can take up to ten working days). To make a payment, take the card to a local PayPoint store and pay using cash. You will receive a receipt from the store.

School will provide the first card for free but all replacement cards will be charged at £5.00.

Local stores that have the PayPoint facility:

  • Shehri Brothers News, 207 Seaview Road
  • Asda Superstore, Seaview Road
  • Rake Lane News, 126 Rake Lane
  • McColls, 91-93 Belvidere Road
  • The Local Zone, 123-125 Mount Road