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 £2.10 a day or £10.50 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 SIMs pay, 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

Cheese & Tomato Pizza

 

Pepperoni Pizza

 

Broccoli & Cauliflower

Cheese Bake

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Dessert

Flapjack

Fruit Yoghurt

Fruit Segments

 

 

 

TUESDAY

Breakfast Brunch (Halal Option Available)

 

Cowboy Pie (Halal Option Available)

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Dessert

Blueberry Muffins with Custard

Fairy Cakes

Fruit Yoghurt

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Chilli Con Carne with Rice or Jacket Potato

 

Butternut Squash Risotto

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Dessert

Fresh Fruit Salad

Chocolate Sponge

Yoghurt

 

 

 

THURSDAY

BBQ Chicken Drumstick (Halal Option Available)

 

Tomato Vegetable Pasta

 

Tuna Pasta Bake

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Sides

Roast Potatoes

Mixed Veg

Garlic Bread

 

Desserts

Jam Slice with Custard

Banana Whip

Fruit Yoghurt

 

 

 

FRIDAY

Fish Fingers

 

Meat Burrito

 

Vegetable Burrito

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

 

Tuna Muffin

Sides

Beans

Sweetcorn

Salad

 

Desserts

Chocolate Ice Cream

Shortcake Biscuit

Kiwi Fruit

WEEK 2

MONDAY

Lasagne (Halal Option Available)

 

Vegetable Lasagne

 

Sausage & Mash (Halal option available)

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Sides

Garlic Bread

Boiled Potatoes

Carrot & Swede

 

Dessert

Apple Crumble & Custard

Chocolate Crispy Cake

Yoghurt

 

 

 

TUESDAY

Spaghetti Bolognese (Halal Option Available)

 

Veggie Spaghetti Bolognese

 

Tuna & Veg Pasta Bake

 

Mini Vegetable Quiche

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Sides

Garlic Bread

 

Dessert

Fruit Jelly & Cream

Fresh Fruit Salad

Yoghurt

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Roast Chicken (Halal Option Available)

 

Vegetable Pizza Whirl

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Sides

Mash or Roast Potatoes

Broccoli & Carrots

 

Dessert

Artic Roll

Fruit Segments

Melon & Kiwi Fruit Salad

 

 

 

THURSDAY

Cheese & Vegetable Pasta

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

 

Tuna Muffin

Sides

Salad

Garlic Bread

 

Desserts

Lemon Cake with Custard

Cheese & Biscuits

Yoghurt

 

 

 

FRIDAY

Fish Fingers

 

Toad in the Hole (Halal Option Available)

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Sides

Chips

 

Desserts

Rice Pudding with Oranges

Banana Whip

Yoghurt

WEEK 3

MONDAY

Chicken Fajitas (Halal Option Available)

 

Vegetable Fajitas

 

Cheese & Onion Pasty

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Sides

Potato Wedges

Beans

 

Dessert

Syrup Sponge

Fresh Fruit Salad

Ice cream

 

 

 

TUESDAY

Chicken Curry (Halal Option Available)

 

Sweet Chickpea Curry

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Sides

Rice

 

Dessert

Oatie Flapjack

Fruit Slices

Jam Doughnut

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Meat Pie (Halal Option Available)

 

Cheese Wrap

 

Chicken Wrap

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Sides

Mash or Roast Potatoes

Carrot & Swede

Salad

 

Dessert

Oyster Biscuits

Fruit Yoghurt

Fresh Fruit Salad

 

 

 

THURSDAY

Roast Chicken Dinner (Halal Option Available)

 

Homemade Tuna Fishcakes

 

Macaroni Cheese Bake

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Sides

Garlic Bread

 

Desserts

Vanilla Sponge with Custard

Melon Boats

Yoghurt

 

 

 

FRIDAY

Fish Fingers

 

Chicken Burger Sliders

 

Vegetable Burger Sliders

 

Jacket Potato with Cheese/Beans

 

Sandwich – Ham/Cheese/Egg

Sides

Chips

Peas

 

Desserts

Strawberry Mousse

Rice Pudding with Jam

Manchester Tart

 

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