School Meals

Our canteen and kitchen service offer quality food and drinks served by our professional and caring catering staff.

Arnold and Newman canteens are open before school, at break time and lunch time.

We operate a cashless catering system which runs alongside Parent Pay, our online payment provider. Through Parent Pay, parents can top up and view transactions on their child’s school meal account. For more information about Parent Pay at Maricourt, please use the link below. Copies of your child's unique registration letter can be requested from the school finance office.

Parent Pay

If your son or daughter is in receipt of a free school meal, their account is credited with £2.50 each day that they are present in school, which does not accumulate with time.


Debt Policy

From next term, pupils will need to have sufficient money on their dinner money balance before being able to purchase items and if they go overdrawn they will need to bring a packed lunch to school or make other arrangements until the outstanding balance is cleared.


If you will have difficulty in repaying the outstanding balance or if you have a query with accessing Parent Pay please contact the finance office by phoning the school number 0151 330 3366 or by e-mail to


At your request, we can put a hold on your child’s dinner money account to prevent any further spending until the account is cleared.


Please note that we can accept card payments over the phone if you prefer to clear the balance using this option.

Debt Management Policy




Our current menu and price list can be found here:

School Menu

Mid Morning Menu

Price List

Registering for Free School Meals

If your child is eligible for free school meals, it is worth registering them even if they are not going to have school lunches. This is because schools receive a 'Pupil Premium' which is an extra payment for each eligible child that schools can spend on additional, targeted support for pupils.


In order to check eligibility and apply for free school meals, we have provided the relevant links below.

If you live within the Sefton area, we have included the authority’s criteria and application form.

Sefton Free School Meal Application Form

Changes to free school meal guidance April 2018 – March 2022