Our lunchtime break is staggered between 11.50am and 1.00pm. Children can choose to either have a cooked school dinner or bring a packed lunch.
Our cooked dinners are freshly prepared and cooked on the premises; they provide a balanced nutritional meal. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please contact the office with requirements.
On offer each day there is:
three choices of main course with vegetables or salad, plus potatoes or an alternative carbohydrate such as pasta, one of these choices will always be non-meat.
two choices of dessert or fresh fruit
The school menus run on a three week cycle which is changed twice a year to avoid repetition and introduce new dishes. The current menu can be found here. More information about the nutrition and ingredients used in the meals can be found here.
School Lunch Payments
All children in Reception, Year 1 or 2 are currently entitled to a free school meal. For Preschool children and those in Year 3 and above, school dinners are charged at £2.50 per day. Payments should be made in advance and can be paid weekly, monthly, or half-termly. Online payments are preferred and can be made by clicking here. You will need your child's unique pupil number. If you need this re-sent, please email the school office.
If your child is off school for the day (before 10:30am) they will not be charged for a meal.
We ask for 1 week’s notice to switch between school meals and packed lunches, and vice versa.
Free School Meals
Some parents may be entitled to additional support and free school meals. Some parents may be eligible to claim free school meals and this could mean that the school will receive additional funding to support children's learning know as pupil premium. Click here to read more, see if you are eligible and apply through Bury Council.
Catering for special diets and allergies
If you child has a special dietary requirements, please let us know. Food intolerances such as coeliac, milk/egg/dairy free and lactose intolerance can be catered for, if we are provided with a diet sheet from the pupil's dietitian, hospital or GP. We will accommodate specific dietary needs from our standard menu and ingredient range, if we can. We do not knowingly serve foods containing peanuts or tree nuts.
We are able to supply meals suitable for most cultural needs, including Asian and Jewish communities. Certificated Halal meat is available in most schools where there is a requirement. Copies of certificates are available on request.
Packed lunches should be carried in a separate bag and shouldn’t contain any fizzy drinks or items containing nuts. We ask that healthy lunches are sent in. Change4Life has some great information on providing a healthy varied lunch box and also recipe ideas. Click on https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes or search ‘Change4life lunchbox.’