**IMPORTANT FREE SCHOOL MEALS UPDATE** This afternoon, Manchester City Council have announced that families of pupils eligible for Free School Meals will be entitled to £15 per eligible child to cover the costs of lunch over the half-term period. Read more

School Meals

Please feel free to let us know your views on our menus by email via admin@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk

We work with our parents to encourage all our children to have positive relationships with food.  We are committed to encouraging all our children to have a varied well balanced diet which we believe is vital for your child’s health and wellbeing.

We have recently updated our lunchtime menues and have a wide variety of new and exciting meals on offer.  All children have a choice of a main meal and a dessert as well as a daily salad bar.  Reception, Y1 & 2 receive free universal school meal. The cost of a school meal in £11.00 per week for Nursery, Y3-6 to be paid in advance every Monday half/full termly. 

To the right hand side of this page you can download the latest school lunch menus.

We also encourage all our children on packed lunches to eat healthily; working with you, the parents, we discourage the inclusion of sweets and chocolates in lunch boxes.  If you need any help with what to put in your child’s packed lunch we are more than happy to help.

The healthy eating ethos continues throughout the school day as we offer the following to your child:

  • All children have the opportunity to have milk, for a small amount each term
  • Water is available throughout the day for children to keep well hydrated 
  • All children from Nursery to Year 2 are provided with a free piece of fruit each day
  • At morning break, our older children have the opportunity to purchase a variety of different fruits from our fruit stall – the average cost of a piece of fruit is 20p.  


Please note that because our ingredients are fresh there will be occasions when we have to make alterations to our planned menus ue to supply.  If you want a paper copy of these menus, please see Sharon in the office.  If you want to feedback any ideas or suggestions to our chef David, he will be happy to hear from you.

"Pupils say, and their parents fully agree, that they feel completely safe."