Lunch Accounts

School Lunch/Snack System
School lunch costs £2.30 and must be paid for in ‘ADVANCE’ – chasing debtors has been very time consuming for the admin team, so once your child’s account is overdrawn by more than £5 it will automatically be stopped and no more lunches can be purchased. It is your responsibility to ensure your child/children have a credit balance or a packed lunch from home.

The best way to pay for school lunch/snack is online via the School Gateway system – see instructions below. The Gateway will also give you an up to date balance.

Please can you top up your child’s account online at the weekend or pay cash on Monday morning for the week.
If your child’s account falls below 50p they will also not be allowed to purchase a school snack at break time.

Online Payments Instructions
1. Go to

2. When you visit the School Gateway website for the first time, please select ‘New User’ and enter your email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school

3. The system will send a PIN code to your phone; please enter this PIN code and your account will be activated for you.

As soon as you’ve got the system set-up, you’ll be able to pay money to the school online rather than send cash or cheques. If you’ve recently changed your email address or mobile telephone number, please let us know so we can update our records.

Contact Details

Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich

Main Contact: Mr Adam Croft (Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley

Governor: Mr Graham Emmett
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