At Crowcroft Park Primary School we use Totally Local to provide our meal service.
Cooked meals, including vegetarian and halal options are prepared daily in our kitchen and children are offered a choice of main courses and desserts.
Salads and fruit are always available. Meals are eaten in the dining hall.
The cost of a school meal is £2.20 per day. We are happy to accept payment for the week, month, half term or term. We use ParentPay which is a cashless system that allows you to pay on your computer/ tablet/ mobile phone or at any shop that has paypoint. We need one weeks’ notice to change lunch arrangements.
Free school meals
Free school meals are available to some children according to family income. It is important to register for entitlement for free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch, this is so we can receive additional funding (pupil premium) which we can use to help your child.
Children are entitled to free school meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive any of the following:
- Income Support.
- Income based jobseekers allowance.
- Income related employment and support allowance.
- Guarantee pension credit.
- Child Tax Credit, but NOT Working Tax Credit, and an annual income lower than the limit set by the Government.
- Working Tax Run on because you have ceased work or reduced your working hours to less than 16 per week.
To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals, and for any help or advice, you could visit the Manchester City Council website which has more information about free school meals. If you have any general questions about free school meals or for an application form, please ask us at the school office (or fill in an enquiry form on the front page of this website).
Universal Free School Meals
All children in FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School meals, which are paid for by the Government.
Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch which is eaten in the main hall. Packed lunches should be in a secure named container. No sweets are allowed - instead, we encourage lots of fruit or vegetables.
Water is available on all tables for children who choose a packed lunch. However, your child can bring their own drink in a non-breakable container. Please avoid fizzy drinks.
Healthy packed lunch leaflet
We have a breakfast club in the in the community room which starts at 8:00am - 8:30am. Children must arrive no later than 8:20am. The cost is £1.00 per day. All children will be given a choice of cereal or toast and fresh juice.
A daily small carton of milk can be bought in advance. It costs £7.00 per term payable by ParentPay. Children who have milk usually drink it just before or after their morning playtime.