September 2020 Information regarding school meals and packed lunches
In April 2020 we stopped using Manchester Fayre to provide our school lunches and instead employ our own staff to do so.
This means we have more choice over the food we provide.
School dinners will be provided for those who want it. Some may need to pay and some will be on free school meals.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will automatically have a free school meal provided which is part of a government initiative. Children in other classes will either have free school meals or will need to pay.
A school meal costs £2.30 per day which is £11.50 per week.
Sometimes parents choose to make a packed lunch for their children. This needs to be healthy and needs to come to school in a packed lunch box with your child’s name on it. If you would like to change from a packed lunch to a school meal, please let the office know as it impacts on food orders. . Food is ordered in advance so if you want to change from school meals to packed lunches we will need two weeks notice to change your child's meal arrangements. Any queries, please ring the school office.
What should and shouldn't be in a school packed lunch?
Food and drink in packed lunches:
Packed lunches should include:
Packed lunches should avoid:
Special diets and allergies
Be aware of nut allergies. We recommend you visit the www.uhs.nhs.uk website for accurate, reliable information on managing allergies in schools.
The school also recognises that some pupils may require special diets that do not allow for the standards to be met exactly.
In this case parents are urged to be responsible in ensuring that packed lunches are as healthy as possible.
For these reasons pupils are also not permitted to swap food items.