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 September 2019 Olive Dining will be offering the Autumn menu:

Autumn-Meun-Week -1 (commencing Wednesday 4 September and every 3 weeks thereafter)

Autumn-Meun-Week-2 (commencing Monday 9 September and every 3 weeks thereafter)

Autumn-Meun-Week-3 (commencing Monday 16 September and every 3 weeks thereafter)

Please see Olive Dining's Food Allergen Information

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. Please see Olive Dining Price List 2017


Our cashless catering system is linked 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 £2.42 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. 

Apply online at

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.