Christ Church Ainsworth

CE Primary School and Nursery

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School Meals


School Meals 


We offer a choice of well balanced, tasty and nutritious meals prepared daily in our school’s kitchen.  Our meals conform to the government’s nutritional standards.


Primary school meals cost £12.50 per week (£2.50 per meal) and are payable weekly in advance.


SchoolGrid ordering and payment system

Parents can click on the link below to order and pay for meals for their children.



 When your child starts at Christ Church, you will be sent  a link to create your account.



On offer each day there is:

  • a minimum of two choices of main course with vegetables or salad, plus potatoes or an alternative carbohydrate such as pasta In many schools there is also a third choice option of jacket potato with a variety of fillings
  • a choice of sandwich (grab bag available during the summer)
  • two choices of dessert or fresh fruit
  • extra bread
  • a non meat choice
  • a drink which could be fruit juice, milk or water

The school menus run on a three week cycle which is changed twice a year to avoid repetition and introduce new dishes.



Universal Free School Meals 

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 get a free meal at lunchtime, under the government's Infant Free School Meals scheme. You do not have to apply for these as they are not based on any income or benefits criteria.


Free School Meals - based on eligibility

Your child may qualify under the free school meal criteria based on the qualifying incomes shown below. If you qualify, you should apply through your council as this also entitles you to claim for free milk and your child will be eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant to support their education (currently £1455 per child).


Parents and Carers are strongly encouraged to submit their claim even if they currently receive Universal free school meals or if their child chooses sandwiches due to the financial benefits above.


  • Universal Credit - and your earned income is less than £7,400 a year, after tax and not including any benefits
  • Income Support
  • income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, providing you are do not get Working Tax Credit, and your annual gross income is less than £16,190
  • guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

If you think you qualify for free school meals, please click on the link below to access the application form.