Birchfields Primary School

Aiming High Together

School Meals

 

School Dinners

School dinners are provided by Totally Local.  All meals are nutritionally balanced and compliant to the Government Standards for Food Served in Schools. 

School dinners cost £11.75 per week (£2.35 per day) and should be paid for in advance via ParentPay.  If you are not already set up on ParentPay for your child, please see the school office for an activation code.  

The menus run on a three weekly cycle.  Please see menus for Autumn/Spring 2022/23 here

Packed Lunch

If you prefer your child to bring a packed lunch, please ensure a healthy and balanced packed lunch is provided.  Unfortunately, hot food and flasks in packed lunches are not allowed due to safety reasons.

 

Changing your Child's Meal Pattern

If you wish to change your child’s meal pattern (i.e. from school meal to packed lunch) you must notify the school office in advance by email at admin@birchfields.manchester.sch.uk or by completing the appropriate form available at the school office.  Any change must take effect from a Monday.  Unfortunately if you change your child's meal pattern without notifying the office, you will be charged for any meals ordered in the meantime.

Allergies

If your child has any medically diagnosed food allergies or intolerances please ensure that you contact the school to provide full details. 

 

Free School Meals

Free School Meals

Some children may be eligible for free school meals regardless of their age if their parents or carers are in receipt of certain benefits.

If you think your children may be eligible for Free School Meals on low income grounds, then you can check your eligibility here APPLY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS

Universal Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal under the Universal Free School Meal scheme regardless of income or financial circumstances.  

 

If you have any queries regarding free school meals, please email admin@birchfields.manchester.sch.uk and a member of the office team will respond to you.