School Meals

School Meals are provided by Manchester Fayre and the cost of a school meal is £2.25 per day which equals £11.25 per week. Parents/Carers are expected to pay for meals a week in advance each Monday morning at the General Office. If children are absent their dinner money is credited for the following week.

The office require two weeks’ notice if you wish your child to change from school dinners to packed lunches, or from packed lunches to school dinners.

Manchester Fayre are the council's catering service and they supply school lunches to many schools in Manchester. Your child can choose a main meal and a dessert from one of these 'food stations':

  • Pasta point: from pasta bows and twirls to spaghetti or rice, served with various sauces.
  • Sandwich station: offering a range of bread rolls and wraps with a choice of tasty fillings.
  • Spud spot: jacket potatoes with a choice of hot and cold fillings.
  • Cook's choice: serving popular and traditional dishes like fish pie, curry and rice, and homemade pizzas.

The menus change twice a year to reflect the season: wraps and salad in summer and warming dishes in the winter. We meet special dietary requirements. Click here for a sample menu for Winter / Spring 2018 - 2019.

Free School Meals (FSM) & Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are all entitled to a free school meal (Universal Infant Free School Meals - UIFSM). This scheme was introduced in 2014 by the Government. This does not replace a child's entitlement to Free School Meals.

Your child might be able to get Free School Meals (FSM) if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If you think your child may be entitled to a Free School meal, please complete the online application. Please click here for the link to Manchester City Council's website.

Themed lunches

Manchester Fayre schools have special themed lunches to coincide with an event or occasion, like Chinese New Year, Manchester Day, or World Book Day.

Breakfast Club

Our breakfast club is open from 8:00am and children are served a nutritious breakfast each morning between 08:00 and 08:30 before the children are taken to their classes by a member of staff. The children also have access to a range of activities, with creative, gaming, sporting and entertaining areas for your child to prepare for the day ahead. Friday mornings are “Fit Friday” where our dedicated PE specialists leads fun sporting activities for the children to take part in, before school starts.


The milk charge is £7.00 per term and children are provided with "semi skimmed milk". Milk is free for children in Nursery or Reception.