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Purple Oaks Academy



School meals can be ordered and paid for online via Parentpay. A username and password is required the first time you log in and this can be obtained from the academy office. Menus are uploaded each term and meals are freshly cooked onsite by our Chef. Please click on the link  to be directed to the Parentpay site.

Free School Meals

Since September 2014, there has been a statutory requirement for schools in England to provide free school meals to all students in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  Whilst all students in these year groups will be provided with a free school meal, it is important that, if you think you are eligible to receive a free school meal, you continue to apply to the Northamptonshire Local Authority.

Existing entitlements to free school meals for disadvantaged students in nursery classes and at Key Stages 2-4 will continue as they do now, based on the existing free school meals eligibility criteria:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
  • Universal Credit (income dependant)

There will be no change to the process for applying for free school meals. Families receiving a qualifying benefit must continue to apply to Northamptonshire County Council.

Please click on the link below to apply or ring the Council on 0300 126 1000