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Midshire Signature Services

We are the new catering provider at your child’s school. We are absolutely delighted to be working with The Deanery Church of England High School.

We are an independent contract caterer providing specialist catering, cleaning, and support services, predominantly throughout the Northwest. Midshire Signature Services is a family run business and owned by husband and wife, Phil and Sue Bradwell.

Mission Statement:
‘We are positively passionate, personable and professional in all that we do’

We will be launching our secondary education brand “Diners Republic” in the main dining hall and outdoor pods and exclusively for the sixth form common room we will launch our Signature Coffee Co-branding.

Diners Republic will run a three-week seasonal menu cycle providing a full range of meals and snacks. We are a fresh food company, cooking meals from fresh ingredients and offering value for money in a variety of offers. At The Deanery the meal deal price will continue to be £2.60, and this allows your child to select any main meal, dessert and a bottle of water. The method for providing credit and topping up credit will remain unchanged, this also means that your current balances are safe and will be available to spend on our first day. If you don’t have credit on your account, don’t forget to top up so your child can enjoy lunch with us after February half term!

Exclusive for 6th Form, Staff & Visitors
The Signature Coffee Co in the sixth form common room will provide a variety of coffee and hot drinks, along with a Grab & Go offer for the students away from the main dining area,
which we believe will be a valued addition. We are delighted to be working with The Deanery and believe we can enhance the food offer, making lunchtime an enjoyable experience, putting the pupils at the centre of all our activity.

Click here to view the three-week seasonal menu.

Click here to view the meal deal offer.

Click here to view the price list.

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

Free school meals can save your household up to £418 a year per child.

Pupil premium – Get £1300 for your child’s school to improve education.

Your child is eligible for free school meals if you or your partner receive one of the qualifying benefits.

When making your application you are also applying for the pupil premium for your child’s school.

What are the qualifying benefits?

You will be entitled to apply for free school meals and/or pupil premium for your child if you or your partner receive one or more of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (see information on new eligibility criteria)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The guaranteed part of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (providing you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by the Inland Revenue)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

Online Free School Meals Eligibility Check

If parents are unsure if their child is eligible, we need information about you and your child to allow us to check your child(ren)s entitlement of  Free School Meals.  We have partnered with ESS to provide an online portal for parents to check their child(rens) Free School Meal eligibility. You will get an immediate response regarding eligibility after you’ve completed your application.

Click here to launch the Online Free School Meal checking service.

Alternatively, parents can apply for Free School Meals via Wigan Council here. When you apply you will get an instant decision on your claim. The council will contact the school to confirm your child’s eligibility.

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