Please follow the links below to view our menus:

School Menu Week 1 2022

School Menu Week 2 2022

School Menu Week 3 2022

Catering Team Award

Our Catering staff have won the prestigious “Catering Team Excellence Award”.

Mrs Ryle and her team

  • Helen Ryle
  • Catherine Broadley
  • Marie Beattie
  • Pamela Entwistle
  • Annette Lund

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.

Click here to download the latest information regarding applications for Free School Meals

Packed Lunch

Pupils may bring a packed lunch to school with them. All food must be eaten within the main lunch hall and not outside or in classrooms.

Morning Breakfast and Break Time Snack

The school canteen offers snacks both before school and at break. Pupils may also bring snacks from home. All food must be eaten in the main hall.

““Pupils are polite, well-mannered and respectful.”


“Teachers and pupils show mutual respect for each other.”


"Safeguarding policies and practice are highly effective."


"Pupils’ outcomes are outstanding. All groups make strong progress."