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School Dinners & Free School Meals

The cost of school dinners from September 2024 will be £14.00 per week

(£2.80 per meal). The children are offered a "choice menu". Please see below for the menu.


Children may bring a packed lunch. We advise that this contains only one "treat", (for example a typical lunch box might contain a chocolate biscuit or a packet of crisps, but not both). Please do not allow children to bring fizzy drinks (these spill easily and make a mess as well as being full of sugar), or breakable containers.

Free School Meals (FSM)

You maybe entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or 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 are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and you have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400)

Please can we ask if all parents/carers can check to see if their child is available for Free School Meals (FSM). Checking for eligibility and applying for FSM is an easy online process. It is a short online application form, which can be completed by any parent/carer just to check if you meet the eligibility criteria as the results are instant. If you are already entitled to FSMs then this will continue, however you can still check on the online system. We would encourage parents/carers to apply, as an increase in FSM eligibility means that school receives more 'Pupil Premium’ funding. We use this extra money to improve the educational provision and resources at the school.

To see if you are eligible and to apply for FSM then please log onto and fill in the short online application form. You need to add each of your children separately.

If your child would prefer to bring a packed lunch but you think you may be eligible for FSMs then still please apply as your child may wish to change to school dinners at a point in the future and we would receive the Pupil Premium funding.

Please see Mrs. Dyson in the school office or contact her on 0161 912 5005 if you have any queries regarding applying for Free School Meals. 

School Dinners

Trafford's Education Catering Services provide catering to our school and their aim is to "ensure that children receive a balanced, filling and nutritious meal, which supports them in optimising their achievement and attainment levels".

The menu choices run on a 3 week rotation, please click  below to view the planned menus. (Occasionally, these options may change due to school events/stock variations).

School Dinner Menu

Healthier Packed Lunches

A healthy packed lunch is a balanced meal providing a variety of nutrients to be found in four food groups:

Starchy Foods: base each meal on a starchy food, such as bread, potato, rice, pasta, yam. Starchy foods give energy, fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Meat and Alternatives: Add some protein, for example meat, fish, eggs, beans or pulses. Protein foods build muscles and provide minerals.

Milk and Dairy Foods: Include a dairy product or dairy alternative such as yoghurt, fromage frais, tzatziki or home made milk shake. These foods provide calcium necessary for strong bones and teeth, as well as providing protein and vitamins. 

Fruit and Vegetables: Don't forget to include fruit and vegetables. You can use fresh, frozen, tinned or dried fruit. Fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals and fibre necessary for the body to function properly and to keep you strong and healthy.


  • Replace sweets/chocolate with plain biscuits, dried fruit or fruit salad.
  • Replace cakes and pastries with fruit bread or malt loaf.
  • Replace salted savoury items with rice cakes, bread sticks or cheese and crackers.