School meals provision at Meanwood Primary School is run by the school.  We have our own kitchen where meals are freshly cooked each day and served in our purpose built canteen.

Each daily menu consists of a two course meal. There is a choice of hot cooked meals, including halal and vegetarian options, jacket potatoes and fillings, sandwiches and a salad bar. Desserts always include a choice of fresh fruit. Our meals are fully compliant with the government's nutritional guidelines for schools.

Children also have a packed lunch option for school meals. Children can select from a wide range of items including sandwiches, wraps, samosas, freshly baked sausage rolls or cheese pasties, fruit salad, yoghurt, vegetable sticks and salad cream dip, fruit jelly and more. The choices are varied throughout the week - and don't include unhealthy crisps! Children are also given a drink such as fruit juice.

School meals cost £2.20 a day or £11 per week. We request that parents pay for the week in full on a Monday morning. We are now a cashless school so payments can either be made by debit card at the school office or online on Pay360, please ask at the school office for registration details. 

Two weeks notice is required to change yours child's school meal pattern; please click here to complete a 'Change of School Meal' form.

It matters to us that children have a good meal at lunchtime and that they enjoy trying new things to eat. Because we run our own school meals service, we can be responsive to our children's needs and opinions.

Parents have the option to choose school meals or packed lunches for your child. Packed lunches need to be sent in a packed lunch bag, labelled with the child's name. We request that no bottles or fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate bars are included in the packed lunch.  We are unable to provide refrigerated storage for the packed lunch boxes, so on warm days, it's a good idea to include a cool pack / ice block to keep your child's food cool.

Children who have packed lunches and school meals eat together in the canteen. Children who behave really well in the canteen, showing good manners or helping others, are rewarded with an invitation to sit on the "Top Table" on Friday.

Children are closely supervised whilst eating; if parents have any concerns about their child, for example being a fussy eater, we are happy to give feedback every day on what your child has eaten.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for what is known as "universal free school meals." In some circumstances, families may be eligible for free school meals. The school receives additional funding (The Pupil Premium) to support the education of children who are entitled to Free School Meals. Application forms for free school meals are available from the school office or from Rochdale Council.  

Please see below the current weekly menus.

WEEK 1

 

MONDAY

Sausage & Mash  (Halal Option Available)

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans

 

Vegetable Pasta Bake with Cheese

 

 

TUESDSY

Vegetable Ravioli

 

Burrito (Chicken/Vegetable)

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Tuna/Beans

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Meat Pie (Halal Option Available)

 

Vegetable Quiche

 

Vegetable Soup

 

 

THURSDAY

Lasagne (Halal Option Available)

 

Salmon Bites

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese and/or Beans

 

 

FRIDAY

Fish Fingers

 

Breakfast Brunch (Halal Option Available)

 

Sandwich (Ham/Cheese/Tuna/Egg)

 

WEEK 2

 

MONDAY

Chicken Curry & Rice (Halal Option Available)

 

Cheese & Onion Pasty

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans/Tuna

 

 

TUESDAY

Pizza – Cheese & Tomato or Pepperoni

 

Sausage Casserole (Halal Option Available)

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese and/or Beans

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Meat Pie (Halal Option Available)

 

Tuna Pasta Bake

 

Cheese & Onion Wrap

 

 

THURSDAY

Roast Dinner (Halal Option Available)

 

Vegetable Quiche

 

Cod Fish Stars

 

 

FRIDAY

Fish Fingers

 

Macaroni Cheese Bake

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese and/or Beans

 

WEEK 3

 

MONDAY

Fish, Potatoes & Vegetables

 

Pizza (Cheese & Tomato/Pepperoni)

 

Sandwiches (Ham/Cheese/Tuna/Egg)

 

 

TUESDAY

Beef Stew & Dumplings (Halal Option Available)

 

Cheese & Onion Pie

 

Jacket Potato with Beans and/or Beans

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Cheese & Vegetable Pasta

 

Minced Beef Pie (Halal Option Available)

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans

 

 

THURSDAY

Sausage Roll (Halal Option Available)

 

Toad in the Hole (Halal Option Available)

 

Vegetable Noodles

 

 

FRIDAY

Fish Fingers

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans/Tuna

 

Cheese Panini

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