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Dinners at St Margaret Mary's

Reception to Year 2  -   Free - Universal free school meals

Nursery, Year 3 to Year 6 - £2.20 per day/£11.00 per week


Dinner money must be sent into school on Monday mornings in an envelope clearly labelled with the name and class of the child.  If you wish to pay online please see Mrs Peel at the office for a unique reference code.

How we provide the service

The Government introduced new legislation in September 2008 which means that primary school menus have to be nutritionally analysed for over 14 nutrients. By eating a school lunch every day you can rest assured that your child is being offered a well-balanced meal which is fully compliant to the new standards.

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 (on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 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 vegetarian choice;

a drink which could be juice, milk or water.


How much does a primary school meal cost?

At just £2.20 lunches provide excellent value for money. You can pay for school meals in the way that is most convenient to you, choose from weekly, by term or half term.



The school menus run on a four week cycle which is changed every term to avoid repetition and introduce new dishes. 


Free school meals for reception, year 1 and year 2 pupils

From September 2014, all reception, Year 1 and Year 2 school pupils in England will be eligible for free school meals. This is to encourage a balanced diet from an early age and help children be as healthy as possible.

Free school meals for pupils in year 3 and above

To find out if you qualify please speak to the office.


Get in Touch

St Margaret Mary's R.C. Primary School

St Margaret’s Road, New Moston, Manchester, M40 0JE

T: 01616811504

(outside enquiries)E: contact@st-margaretmarys.manchester.sch.uk

(parental enquiries)E: 4.parents@st-margaretmarys.manchester.sch.uk

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