Our School Meals
At Green End Primary, we use Manchester Fayre to provide our school meal service.
Cooked meals, including a vegetarian option and Halal option, are prepared daily in our kitchen and children are offered a choice of main courses and desserts. Salads and fruit are always available. Meals are eaten in the school hall.
The cost of a school meal is £2.30. All children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 get a free school meal. We are happy to accept payment for the week, month, half term or term by Parent Pay.
Lunches are to be paid for through Parent Pay.
All children receive a piece of fruit every day for a snack, which is free of charge.
A daily small carton of milk can be bought in advance. It costs £7 per term. Children who have milk usually drink it just before or after their morning playtime.
To help with healthy food choices during lock down, Manchester Fayre have produced a helpful selection of recipes which you can download by clicking here
They have also created a fun activity worksheet for children to complete, which links to the Eatwell guide shown here. Click on the image to download a copy.
To download the activity sheet, click here
Free School Meals
Free school meals are available to some children according to family income. It’s important to register for entitlement to free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch or is in Reception/Year 1 or 2 – this is so we can receive additional funding (called the pupil premium) which we can use to help your child.
Children are entitled to Free School Meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive any of the following:
Income based job seekers allowance
Income related employment and support allowance
Guarantee pension credit
Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and an annual income lower than the limit set by the
Working Tax Credit Run On because you have ceased work or reduced your working hours to less than 16
Alternatively children may bring a packed lunch which is eaten in the new hall. Packed lunches should be a a secure container. Water is available on all tables for children who choose a packed lunch.
Packed lunches should be healthy and filling. See below for our guidelines on what makes a healthy lunchbox.