All children are cared for at lunch times by teaching assistants, welfare assistants and play-workers. All meals are cooked on the premises and children have a healthy selection to choose from. If your child would prefer, they may bring a healthy balanced packed lunch. This should be in a named box. Packed lunches should not include fizzy drinks, sweets, crisps or chocolate / chocolate biscuits. However, each Friday children are allowed to bring a ‘treat’ into school with their packed lunch, i.e. chocolate biscuit / chocolate wafer finger / small snack size chocolate bar.
In the nursery, all children stay for school dinner as it is part of their nursery routine and forms part of their social development. Each child is given a set meal to try and gives the pupils experiences of different types of foods.
Reception and Key stage 1
All children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. Your child may still prefer a packed lunch which must comply with our healthy eating packed lunch guidelines.
Key stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)
Dinner Money is £2.10 per day, £10.50 per week and is payable on a Monday in advance. Alternatively, you may pay termly if you wish and the office staff will be happy to advise you of the amount due each term / half term. Payment can be made by cash or cheque, payable to 'Citywide’. Please send dinner money into school with your child in a sealed clearly marked envelope.
Free School Meals
If you think that you may be entitled to free school meals, you can apply by ringing the call centre on 0161 909 6508.