St Mary's RC Primary School, ManchesterSt Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

School Meals

School Dinners

School meals are £2.30 per day. Children in Reception(FS2), Year 1 and 2 are all entitled to free dinners under the Government 'Free School Meals for Infants Scheme'. If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals from Year 3 upwards, use our simple guide and eligibility checker which can be found under 'Funding for Parents' under the Parents tab.

All meals are cooked on the premises each day by our kitcehn team. We use a 3 week cycle for our school meals.  

If your child has food allergies, we MUST be made aware via the completion of a medical form. This should be done even if you are providing a meal for your child. If you have any concerns or questions about school meals our cook, Mrs Bailey, will be happy to discuss these with you.  Please make an appointment via the office.


Dinner money must be paid in advance. Please do this online. Speak to a member of the office staff if you need support in doing this. Where payment is not made in a timely manner, we have the right to withdraw the option of a school meal.  We will only do this after additional requests for payment have been made.

Packed Lunches
From a point of safety we ask that you do not send in glass bottles or breakable flasks. We do not allow hot food to be brought into school as we are unable to check the temperature.

Chocolate biscuits are permissible, but not sweets or other chocolate products.

If your child forgets to bring their lunch, we will endeavour to contact a parent/ carer.  If this is not possible, we will provide an 'emergency lunch' which will be charged at £2.30.

Nuts in School
We have a number of children (that we know of) currently in our school that can have severe allergic reactions to peanuts and other nuts. This allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) can occur through ingestion of peanut/nut products, cross contamination and breathing peanuts in the air.

 Since this condition can be life threatening, we are asking for your help in minimising the risk to these children by:

  •   Avoiding giving children peanuts in school lunches
  •   Avoiding giving peanut butter sandwiches, other spreads containing nuts such as Nutella and snacks/bars containing nuts 
  •   Asking children not to share their lunches
  •   Making sure hand and faces are washed if nut products have been eaten before school.

Due to the potential severity of the problem, it is important that all parents and carers carry out the suggested measures and reduce the risk of any allergic reactions. 

Changing from dinners to packed lunches or vice versa

Please note that if you wish for your child to swap from dinners to packed lunches or vice versa, two weeks’ notice must be given. This must be put in writing on one of our forms available from the office.




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