“Let your light shine.”  Matthew 5:16


As of 1st September 2014, if your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 they are entitled to a free school meal following the Government initiative.

Dinners are now £2.35 per child for Key Stage 2 pupils only. (Years 3,4,5 and 6).


School meal prices will be increasing to £2.35 per child from April 2022.


Important information regarding payment for school meals:

From Monday 11th April 2022 SchoolGrid are changing the process of ordering and paying for school meals.

You will be required to have credit on your account or have a Direct Debit set up to be able to place orders.

Please note this does not affect your account if you are entitled to Free School Meals or if your child receives Universal Infant Free School Meals

(Reception, Year 1 or Year 2).

You can top up your account by making a card payment via your SchoolGrid account or you can set up a Direct Debit via your

SchoolGrid account (if your outstanding balance is less than £16).

If you have any further questions, please contact Dolce Customer Care at:


01942 707709 


Click the link below to log on to their website for more information and to view the school’s menus:



Packed lunches

If your child is on packed lunches please provide a good range of food for your child’s packed lunch and only include one small chocolate bar if absolutely necessary.  Do not send in fizzy drinks.

Please may we ask that a reasonable amount of food is sent in as children are missing out on their social time due to the amount of food in their lunch boxes.


Free School Meals

Free School Meals can be claimed by Parents or Guardians of pupil’s who are on a low income.  All claims will be processed by the Benefits Section at Tameside Council with the target date of 3 days.

What is the eligible income?

  • Income Support
  • JSA (Income Based)
  • Guarantee Credit
  • ESA – IR
  • Child Tax Credit (but not working tax credit) provided the household income does not exceed £16,190 as assessed by HM Revenues and Customs.


Healthy Snacks in School

We participate in the National Fruit Scheme.  This means that all children in Key Stage 1 have fruit or vegetables, free of charge, each day at morning play.

The National Fruit Scheme is not available for children in Key Stage 2 so children should bring fruit if they want to eat at morning break.  No other snacks should be brought to school.

Drinking water is available in school.  Each child has their own bottle of water in class available to them throughout the day.  Fizzy drinks are not allowed.