Question - I am unable to add a meal pattern for a new student please help.
Answer - In Admin > Meals > Bulk Student Lunches if you are unable to assign meals to a specific student it may be because they are in a year group (such as -2) where you don't have meals available. To check this please go to Admin > Meals > Set Up Meal Types and check the availability for this year group, if there is no availability on any meals required click onto edit and update the years assigned. You should then be able to assign meals as expected.
You may also have a problem setting the meal pattern if the student has a future entry date. Once their entry date is live you will be able to assign them a meal pattern.