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Catering Team Award

Our Catering staff have won the prestigious "Catering Team Excellence Award".

Mrs Cox and her team

Mrs Elaine Cox started work in our kitchen in 1999. She was then promoted to the post of Unit Manager. Both of her children have attended Bowland, Sophie and Melissa.

Elaine is keen to keep up to date with new developments, both her and our Assistant Cook have recently completed a 6 week cookery course.

Elaine and her team have also received their 'Level 2' in Multi Skills Hospitality Service.

  • Judith Nerenberg
  • Catherine Broadley
  • Joanne Gornall
  • Jenny Ward

The award was given by Lancashire County Council for having the highest number of pupils choosing to have a school dinner in Lancashire.

75% of pupils at Bowland choose to have a school meal

Great food served throughout the day

For more information about the service provided please visit the Lancashire County Council Commercial Services website at:

Cashless Pay System

As part of extensive improvements to the dining experience at Bowland High, we have invested in a cashless catering payment system, which we believe brings enormous benefits to pupils and their parents/carers. This letter provides full details of how the new system operates

Applying for free school meals

Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £15,575
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit Children who receive Income Support or Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance in their own right qualify as well

To apply, you need to complete an application form. These are available from your child's school or your local Area Education Office, or as a downloadable form available by visiting the following link:

Once you have applied and been granted free school meals you are not required to complete a further application form annually.

Bowland High Awards