Information for Parents & Students

School lunch

Please see our menus for School lunches, which are provided by Olive Dining and run on a 3-week cycle. From April 2017, Olive Dining will be offering the Summer menu:

Summer Week 1  (commencing Tuesday 18 April and every 3 weeks thereafter)

Summer Week 2 (commencing Monday 24 April and every 3 weeks thereafter)

Summer Week 3 (commencing Monday 1 May and every 3 weeks thereafter)

At Prendergast Ladywell School, we operate a cashless system for students to pay for snacks at break-time and School lunch. You may find our Biometrics (cashless catering) Letter and the Biometrics Information Booklet useful. If your child has not yet done so, please complete the Biometrics (cashless catering) Form, which provides us with permission to do this.


ParentMail and ParentPay

We have now linked our cashless catering system to ParentMail, so you can top up your child's lunch account, and also see when they are spending their money at the canteen.

Students who are in receipt of Free School Meals can also log on and check that their child has taken a school lunch, and how they spend any money you credit to their account.

If you have not yet registered with ParentMail, please do! You can use the free App to keep track of all School correspondence and School Reports, as well as pay for things like School Trips and top up cashless catering accounts.


Free school lunches

At Prendergast Ladywell a hot healthy lunch costs £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week). If your family receives certain benefits, your child may be entitled to free school meals, which could save you over £400 a year! This money is credited directly to your child's account so no one knows who receives free school meals.

In addition to free school meals, PLS will receive extra money (pupil premium) to benefit your child’s education. 

There are lots of ways to apply: download the form, collect one from our School Office, or apply online at www.lewisham.gov.uk/pupilpremium.

Don’t miss out – apply today.


Sixth Form Scholarship Opportunities at Colfe's

As part of the Leathersellers federation, Prendergast Ladywell School benefits from scholarship opportunities to the Sixth Form at Colfe's. This is open to students whose family income is below £40,000 a year and who achieve at least five A* grades at GCSE. There were Open events this year; the Colfe's Scholarships flyer provides full details on the process, which will be replicated next year.