School Meals

School Dinners

Our school dinners are provided by Caterlink who provide a nutrious, well balanced and varied child-friendly menu. Caterlink menus are refreshed every term to ensure they reflect the changing seasons and 95% of all food is freshly prepared from scratch on site by our team. All meals are nutritionally compliant to the Government Standards for Food Served in Schools. They embrace natural ingredients, seasonal produce, and develop ethical trading with many of their suppliers. Meat, fruit & vegetables and bakery is all sourced from local suppliers.

School dinners cost £11 per week and should be paid for in advance via Parent Pay.

You can find out more about Caterlink here

Packed Lunch

If you prefer your child to bring a packed lunch, please ensure your child remembers to bring their packed lunch into school with them on arrival at 8:40am. Packed lunches are no longer to be brought to the school office.

We encourage all parents & carers to provide a healthy and balaced packed lunch for their children. Children who have a nutritionally balanced meal will be able to concentrate better during afternoon lessons.

If your child has any medically diagnosed food allergies or intolerances please contact the school.

It has been agreed as a school policy we will not be allowing hot food / flasks in packed lunches due to safety reasons.

If you wish to change your child’s meal pattern (ie from school meal to packed lunch) please give one week’s notice to the school office.

Universal Free School Meals

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals (which every child gets regardless of income or circumstances).

Free School Meals

Some children may be eligible for free school meals regardless of age if their parents /carers are in receipt of certain benefits. Please see further details on the attachment below.

Please visit where the eligibility criteria is listed.


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Heald Place Primary School

About Us

Heald Place is a very successful primary school situated roughly 2 miles from the centre of Manchester. It serves a rich and diverse community. At its heart are vibrant local businesses with the universities, Manchester Museum, and the Whitworth Art Gallery all within walking distance of the school.

Contact Us

Heald Place, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 7PN

School Reception

0161 224 7079



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