October Half Term 2022, Christmas holiday 2022 and February Half Term 2023 – Free School Meal Vouchers

Manchester City Council have issued Free School Meal Vouchers to the value of £15 per week per child for each holiday. These will be issued in the week before each of the school holidays until February half term. If you have any issues accessing the vouchers, please contact the school office.

School Meals

School Meals are served and prepared by our catering team.  A school meal is £2.25 per day or £11.25 per week. Meals must be a paid for a week in advance each Monday morning by SchoolMoney.  Click here to log in to SchoolMoney. If children are absent their meal money is credited for the following week. Alternatively you can now access SchoolMoney directly from parentapps. Click here for information on how to set this up.

Click here for information on how to login to SchoolMoney and how to make payments. If you are unable to use SchoolMoney, you can pay for school meals at any PayPoint shop using a bar code which you can request from the school office. 

The office require two weeks’ notice if you wish your child to change from school meals to packed lunches, or from packed lunches to school meals Please complete the form on Parentapps to make any changes. This can be found in the ‘Consent Form’ section, titled ‘Request to Change Meal Type’. Alternatively, please email: [email protected] with your request.

The menus change twice a year to reflect the season: wraps and salad in summer and warming dishes in the winter. We meet special dietary requirements. Please contact the school office on 0161 226 2066, or email if your child has any food allergies or dietary requirements.

Click here for the School Meal Menus for the Autumn Term.


Free School Meals (FSM) & Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are all entitled to a free school meal (Universal Infant Free School Meals – UIFSM). This scheme was introduced in 2014 by the Government. This does not replace a child’s entitlement to Free School Meals.

Applying for Free School Meals

Click Here if your circumstances have changed and you need to apply for Free School Meals. You will need your NI number to complete the application. 


The milk charge is £7.00 per term or £21.00 per year. Children are provided with “semi skimmed milk”. Milk is free for children in Nursery or Reception or if you are entitled to Free School Meals.

Payments for school milk can be made through SchoolMoney throughout the year. To make a payment for your child, log in to SchoolMoney, and find the Milk Payment options in the ‘Shop’ section.


Your child might be able to get Free School Meals (FSM) if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If you think your child may be entitled to a Free School meal, please complete the online application. Please click here for the link to Manchester City Council’s website.

Themed lunches

Manchester Fayre schools have special themed lunches to coincide with an event or occasion, like Chinese New Year, Manchester Day, or World Book Day.

Breakfast Club

Our breakfast club is open from 8:00am and children are served a nutritious breakfast each morning between 08:00 and 08:30 before the children are taken to their classes by a member of staff. The children also have access to a range of activities, with creative, gaming, sporting and entertaining areas for your child to prepare for the day ahead. Friday mornings are “Fit Friday” where our dedicated PE specialists leads fun sporting activities for the children to take part in, before school starts.


The milk charge is £7.00 per term and children are provided with “semi skimmed milk”. Milk is free for children in Nursery or Reception.