The catering department here at The Hollins provides an interesting, tasty, nutritional hot and cold menu within educational authority Healthy Eating guidelines. Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible and seasonal specialities included to add variety.

To see our current price list please visit The Hollins Price List September 2019

For any queries about allergens, the menu, or guidelines for healthy packed lunches, please contact the Catering Manager.


Parent Pay

The Hollins uses the e-payment service ParentPay for all school transactions: lunch money, trips, music tuition and books.

Please note that The Hollins is completely cashless. This means students are not able to use coins or notes to top up their lunch money account in school and all payments must be made using Parent Pay.


Is your child eligible for free school meals?

Your children could be eligible for free school meals if you are receiving one of the benefits below:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get) at the time of your application. If your income goes above the threshold in the future, but you remain on Universal Credit, your child will still be eligible (see below). If you applied before 1 April 2018 there was no household income threshold for Universal Credit claimants.

If your child is currently receiving free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

Free school meals are administered by local authorities. To make a claim contact your local authority (you can find contact details via the website)

Area Education Office East (for Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale)
Pupil Access Team
Tel: 01254 220 711
01254 220 716

Once you have applied and been granted free school meals for your children you do not need to re-apply annually. You will be contacted normally in June each year to confirm whether or not your children are still entitled to free school meals