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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. Please email these requests to admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk 

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 this form and return it to the school office, along with proof of any benefits received. 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.


The cost of a school meal is currently £2.30 per day, meaning a week's worth of meals will be £11.50. From September 2022 the cost of a school meal will be £2.35 per day, meaning a week's worth of meals will be £11.75. 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  2022/23

Please pay on or before:

No. of Days


Autumn 1st Monday         05/09/2022 35 £82.25
Autumn 2nd Tuesday         01/11/2022 36 £84.60
Spring 1st Tuesday         03/01/2023 29 £68.15
Spring 2nd Tuesday        21/02/2023  31 £72.85
Summer 1st Monday          17/04/2023 29 £68.15
Summer  2nd Monday          12/06/2023 30 £70.50

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


The current school lunchtime menus for 2022/23 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

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040



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