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School Lunches

What children eat is an important part of their learning experience; health and progress stem from their eating habits which are established in their formative years at school.
We believe we have a responsibility to assist with the education process through the provision of healthy, wholesome and enjoyable foods – which also meet the ethnic and where possible the dietary requirements of pupils.
Children who have a balanced meal at lunchtime can concentrate better and are more receptive during afternoon lessons. Also sitting down and eating a meal together helps children develop social and interpersonal skills.

We focus on continual improvement to ensure that they enjoy their lunch time meal as well as providing value for the price of the meal Active, growing children and young people require plenty of wholesome food and regular meals. 
At Saint Paul’s, we believe that we can offer something that will satisfy everyone.

Your child is able to choose from the following: 
Main Meal - popular and traditional dishes including; fish dishes, curry with rice and homemade pizza. A vegetarian optionis always available.
Pasta - from pasta bows and twirls to spaghetti or rice, served with a variety of sauces
Sandwiches - a range of bread rolls and wraps with a choice of fillings Jacket Potatoes - with a choice of hot and cold fillings
Puddings and Desserts


Free School Meals:
Is your child eligible for a free school meal? 
Please see information below that will help determine if a child is eligible for a free school meal. To apply or find out more information, please contact:
The Benefits Service 
PO Box 3 
Manchester M15 5BA 
Telephone: 0161 234 5003 
You can email: 
or visit the website:

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The school will be notified when an application for a free school meal has been made and we will be able to provide free school meals for a short period whilst the claim is being assessed.  If the claim is approved then the child will receive free school meals on an on going basis whilst the parent(s) remain eligible.
General rules:  

  • Your child must be at school (not a day nursery or children's centre) 
  • Your child must live with you and be your responsibility

 You must also get:  

  • Income Support, or 
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, or 
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance, or 
  • The guaranteed part of Pension Credit, or 
  • Child Tax credit

You can also claim free school meals if you are an asylum seeker.   

At Saint Paul’s we are moving to a cashless system for pupils who have a school meal.  For more details about biometric authentification, please download the documents available below.

For further information on FSM at Saint Paul's, please contact Mrs Angela Hedges on 0161 499 0000.

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