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Lakeside Primary School

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The school phone and absence line is unavailable due to building work - please email for all but the most urgent issues. Phone 029-20767052 for all urgent issues


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Cardiff Council schools serve a balanced 2 course meal and a cold drink for £2.50 per child per day. 


Our menu operates on a three week cycle to ensure that children receive a varied diet, and there is a vegetarian choice available each day.  A link to Cardiff Council's menu can be found below.

The school uses ParentPay, a secure online payment system for school dinners.


Access is via the ParentPay website (, which is already used in all Cardiff Secondary Schools, and is currently being phased into all Cardiff Primary Schools.


Each child is provided with individual activation codes (username and password) for the website, and parents need to activate their online account in order to make payments and pre-order each child's meals.


If you already have a ParentPay account for an older child at this or another school, you will be able to log into your existing account and add your child, using the username and password on your activation letter.


Please ensure that you pre-order your child/children's meals online via the ParentPay website.  The system will allow you to select up to 8am the day the meal is served, as long as you have credit on the account.  As the school kitchen cooks to order, pupils whose parents have not pre-ordered may not receive the meal of their choice or you may be contacted to provide a packed lunch.


Parents whose child is entitled to free school meals also need to activate their account and order the meals in advance.


Please activate your ParentPay account even if your child does not currently take school meals, as we are now using the system for the payment of school trips and other activities. You can also provide consent and emergency contact details through the same system.

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