Newlands School

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Waverley Road, Middleton, Manchester, M24 6JG

0161 655 0220

Newlands School

  1. Our Families
  2. Dinner money, Lunchtimes & Menu

Dinner Money

The cost of a school meal (fixed by the school’s meal service) is £2.90 per day i.e. £14.50 per week from September 2023

Payments  for school meals can be made via  SchoolMoney.

If you are unable to make payments through the SchoolMoney online system, please let us know as we are able to take card payments at the school office.


Many families qualify for Free School Meals, you can apply online here.  


From September 2014 children in Reception, Year 1 and  Year 2 became entitled to a free school meal, through the Universal Infant Free School Meal Scheme.  


Families of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who would have qualified for Free School Meals under the old system are strongly encouraged to complete these forms too, as this brings valuable Pupil Premium Grant funding into school. 


If you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals (even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2) please contact our School Office Team.  If you opt to provide a packed lunch for your child, by completing the form you will help school to gain extra funding to support your child via the Pupil Premium Grant. Thank you! 


School Meals and Lunchtimes

Lunch is prepared on the premises and served in the Dining Hall. Pupils can have a freshly cooked meal each day.  Salad and fresh fruit is also available.  


Lunchtime is organised over two ‘sittings’ as this reduces the noise level and makes the experience more relaxed and pleasurable for the children.  The children are able to select their meal from the menu.  Children are assisted though the use of symbols and by staff who are skilled in supporting the individual communication preferences of each child. In Key Stage 2 we encourage children to choose where they sit, in preparation for their later move to secondary school.  The menu changes termly - a copy of this is sent home to our families, and a copy can be found below.


Our helpful kitchen team aim to cater for all needs and offer wet, dry options daily alongside halal and vegetarian options.


Pupils can bring a packed lunch as an alternative.  We encourage parents to provide a healthy meal, in accordance with our Healthy School Status. 


We also recognise that many of our children have very specific food preferences and that these can change at any time.  The Kitchen Team work hard to accommodate all children who would like a school meal, so please tell us if you think your child may need something different. 


Water is available from dispensers in set areas of school, including the Dining Hall.


Lunchtime Menu

Our lunchtime menu changes each term. Our current menu can be seen below.


Do let us know if your child needs something different and our friendly kitchen team will do their best to help.


If your child has packed lunches, please try to keep them as healthy as possible and remove the chocolate, biscuits, cake and crisps if you can! Of course, we fully understand if your child has a restricted and preferred diet - eating something is the main priority!


If you would like to speak with us about broadening your child's diet, we will work with you on this - you are not alone!