Newtown High School

Ysgol Uwchradd y Drenewydd

School Meals

School dinners at Newtown High School are provided and managed by Powys School Catering. The school does not manage the canteen itself, the food provision or prices. We can help with cashless and Free School Meals enquiries.

The latest Powys school meals menus and prices can be found on the Powys County Council website.

Cashless Catering

Powys schools use a cashless system for school meals. No cash can be taken on site to pay for meals, but parents/carers can top-up their child's account balance via the ParentPay website (logon details for this should have been received by all current parents/carers, new students will receive this in their welcome pack) or via a Paypoint centre (account barcodes for this can be provided by the school). The below documents give further information on our system and the consent form that we need to receive to store biometric data for easy payment at the tills.

 ParentPay overview guide

 NRS Data Protection Information

 Department of Education - Protection of biometric information (Revised March 2018)

Newtown High School - Data Protection and GDPR

Powys County Council Data Protection and Privacy

Free School Meals

To get free meals in Powys schools, the parents/carers must get one of the following:

  1. Income Support
  2. Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
  3. If you are an Asylum Seeker getting support under the Immigration and Asylum Act.
  4. State Pension Guaranteed Credit
  5. Employment and Support Allowance - Income based
  6. Child Tax Credit - as long as you are not getting an amount for childcare paid with your CTC, or getting Working Tax Credit. HM Revenue & Customs must also have worked out your household income as £16,190 a year or less.
  7. Universal Credit - as long as your annual net earnings are £7400 or less

You can also get free school meals if you are entitled to a Working Tax Credit 'run-on' payment for four weeks after stopping work or reducing working hours to under 16 hours a week.

You will also be making a difference to the amount of additional money Newtown High School will receive for educating your child and others. This is because the school receives its Pupil Deprivation Grant based on our Free School Meals Uptake.

How to Apply:

Powys County Council - Free School Meals and help with school clothing

Free School Meals Application Form

Welsh Government information: