Manifold Church of England Academy

Ofsted Rated 'Good'

School Meals

Our delicious, nutritious school lunches, offering a wonderful choice of appetising foods are cooked fresh each day on site by Mrs Sherratt and Miss Lipp. A copy of their menu can be found below. 


 Mrs Sherratt                            Miss Lipp

Catering Manager                   Catering Supervisor

The cost of a lunch is £2.60 per day. This is payable via School Money - our online payment system. Bookings should be made by Sunday evening for the week ahead. If you have any difficulty with your payments, please contact the school office in confidence.

Free school meals

Every pupil in reception, year 1 and year 2 is eligible for FREE school meals.

“Good food and good food culture has been shown to lead not only to healthier, happier and more fulfilled children, but to improved educational attainment. Evidence from those areas that already provide universal free school meals is that children eat more healthily and perform better academically. Schools in those areas have also reported improved behaviour and atmosphere as a result of all pupils eating together every day.”  (School Food Plan, Government document)

We believe that the school lunchtime is a great opportunity for all our children to sit down together and enjoy their healthy and tasty meal, while developing their social skills. Staff  will be able to encourage good habits and manners whilst the children are able to sit with their friends in a more sociable situation. In addition to the many benefits to the children, you too will be free of the need to buy and prepare packed lunches every day. No more remembering to bring the lunch box to school – and then get it back again at the end of the day! We therefore hope that all parents will take up this offer of a free school meal for our pupils.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity for your child to enjoy a healthy, balanced and nutritious meal every day.

Please follow the links below to help you find out if your child qualifies for free school meals.

Please visit to sign up, even if your child is in year R, 1 or 2 and receiving universal free school meals, or if you have applied before and do not think you are eligible.

 In doing so you will help us to find out whether we can claim pupil premium for your child. This is additional funding to spend on resources such as extra staff, books or school trips for eligible children.


Free school meals criteria

Applying for free school meals


Alternatively, Mrs Virani can check on your behalf. Please ask at the main office for further information.