School Meals

We believe that the school lunchtime is a wonderful opportunity for all our children to sit down together and enjoy their healthy and tasty meal, whilst developing their social skills. School lunches are provided and cooked on the premises by our catering team who serve a menu that is freshly prepared daily using local and regional produce.  Specific dietary requirements, whether for medical or religious reasons, are noted. A vegetarian choice is also always available. Children may bring a packed lunch into school if preferred. If so, please ensure that it fulfills the school's expectations of a healthy meal and that your child’s name is clearly written on their lunch box. Children may change between packed lunches and hot meals. However, written notice of one week is required, from the nearest Monday, for any changes that are to be made.

UIFSM - Universal Infant Free School Meals

All primary school pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive an Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM). This is a nationwide initiative and it is irrespective of Free School Meals (FSM) eligibility. In order to access FSM, you need to complete Trafford's Free School Meal Form giving your National Insurance Number and stating whether you receive income support. These forms need to be completed every September. The information collected is relevant to the grant allocation of Pupil Premium to the school. 


Whilst the introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) represents a great social and health benefits, its introduction may compromise the school’s access to Pupil Premium funding. Therefore it is essential that parents who are entitled to Free School Meals register for them even if they would rather provide a packed lunch for their child.


From September 2019 the cost of a school meal will increase to £2.20 per day, meaning a week's worth of meals will be £11.00. Please ensure your account is topped up every Monday prior to your child taking the weekly meals. 


Top-up payments can also be made for a full half term on the first day before your child takes the meals for that half term. The breakdown below will guide you on the amount you are required to top-up and when to top-up. Topping up for the whole academic year is also possible.

Half Term AY 2019/20

Please pay on or before:

No. of Days


Autumn 1st

Wednesday   04/09/2019



Autumn 2nd

Tuesday         29/10/2019



Spring 1st

Monday          06/01/2020



Spring 2nd

Monday          17/02/2020



Summer 1st

Tuesday         14/04/2020



Summer 2nd

Monday          08/06/2020



Please take time to read ParentPay® documentation for more details.


The school lunchtime menus can be found below. Menus are rotated on a four-weekly basis. Please note that menus can be subject to change:

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040


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