Christ Church Ainsworth

CE Primary School and Nursery

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School Meals

School Meals Menu - Autumn 2


School Meals - General Information


Primary school meals cost £2.30 per day.

If you have any payment queries please contact 0161 253 5595.


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
  • 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.

Click here to see the current menu.


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. But if your child is in a Key Stage 1 year group and you get one of the qualifying incomes shown below it will help school if you make a claim for free school meals, as we can get extra funding to support your child's education.

For Nursery and children in Year 3 onwards, free school meals are only available if you get one of the following:

  • 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.